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Measure for Measure

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Running time: Act 1: 1 hour 28 mins, Interval: 20 mins, Act 2: 54 mins

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Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

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‘To whom should I complain?’

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.

Direct from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Theatre Royal with a season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays bursting with contemporary resonance.

Opening the season is Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran, this intense and compelling production is shockingly relevant for today. Following this, an imaginative new take on Shakespeare’s riotous comedy As You Like It, directed by Kimberley Sykes. Come on a journey of laughter, romance and self-discovery and completing the season is The Taming of The Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, the ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in a fresh portrayal of gender politics.

Multi-Buy Offer
Buy for 2 productions in the RSC season and get 10% off. Buy for all 3 productions and get 15% off. Only available when purchasing in a single transaction.
(This discount will be applied automatically once you have added eligible tickets to your basket)

Royal Members
Save £7.50 on Wednesday 7.30pm performance, available on Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle tickets. All Stalls & Upper Circle tickets £26 on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

Under 16s
All tickets £25 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

16 – 25 year old £5 Tickets
All tickets £5 in the Stalls & Upper Circle on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances.

School Groups
All tickets £15 on bookings of 20 or more, with one free ticket per 20 seats booked. Available on Stalls & Upper Circle tickets on Tuesday – Wednesday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

Groups 10+
All tickets £25 on bookings of 10 or more, with one free ticket per 20 seats booked. Available on Stalls & Upper Circle tickets on Tuesday – Thursday 7.30pm and Thursday 1.30pm performances. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 7210622 to book.

No concessions in the Balcony, or for Friday & Saturday performances.

‘Excellent…a rolling mass of desire, repression and duplicity’

Financial Times

‘Compelling and well-paced…a real sense of atmosphere’

Whatsonstage

‘Excitingly simple and vivid…a luminous clarity’

The Times

Measure for Measure Pre-Show Talk
Wednesday 26 February, 6.30pm-7pm
Theatre Royal, Upper Circle Bar
Free of charge, booking required

#MeToo and Measure for Measure…
Dr Peter Kirwan, Associate Professor in Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham, introduces us to Measure for Measure and explores the relevance of the play for a world where misconduct in public office is rarely out of the headlines.

Limited capacity so booking is essential
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Measure for Measure Post-Show Discussion (Sign-Language Interpreted)
Friday 6 March

Free of charge, no booking required

Join us for a 30 minute Q&A with the cast in the auditorium, directly after the performance.

Q&A with Gregory Doran
Saturday 7 March, 12.15pm-1.15pm
Theatre Royal, Upper Circle Bar
Free of charge, booking required

Join us for this special opportunity to hear from Greg Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Greg will be discussing his production of Measure for Measure before the 1.30pm matinee performance on Saturday 7 March. This is a chance to hear Greg in conversation, talking about some of the influences and decisions that have created this production, as well as an insight into running one of the world’s leading theatre companies.

Limited capacity so booking is essential
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