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Measure For Measure At London's Globe Theatre! Book Tickets Now

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What to expect

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Society is politically polarised in the new production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. London had better get ready for the razor-sharp wit and thrilling suspense of this show. Corruption is at an all-time high, and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse of Shakespeare's Globe will give you the opportunity to witness it firsthand. Shakespeare's darkest comedy is here to woo viewers in London. Directed by Blanche McIntyre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse witnesses 1975 Britain and the road to freedom for Isabella as she leaves her safe space. Buy Measure for Measure Globe Theatre tickets for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse now.

About Measure for Measure

What is Measure for Measure about?

It is 1975, and Britain is on thin ice. There is increasing inflation, an identity crisis, unemployment at an all-time high, an energy catastrophe, and political controversy. The Duke leaves London at this unfortunate time, leaving Angelo the authoritarian in power. Authoritarian Angelo and his government start policing the expression of sexual desire. Isabella, the lead character in this play, has to come out of her safe space in a convent to save her brother from death under the new laws of the justice system. Angelo asks for Isabella in return for her brother, which means that the freedom of her brother comes at the cost of her life. This is what is meant by Measure for Measure, as the new law suggests that if a crime is committed, an equal amount needs to be suffered as punishment. Watch the fight for justice in a world of extreme laws, as everything rests on a knife-edge. Justice and mercy are at the centre of the story.

Thrilling suspense and sharp wit abound in this dark comedy about the corruption of power. The production is genuine, and the fight for justice and freedom is accurate. As the new laws on sexual freedom sentence Isabella's brother to death, it is on her to find a solution in this dark comedy by Shakespeare.

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What age is Measure for Measure suitable for?

An age limit is not provided. Sexual references, sexual coercion, stage blood, and loud noises are present in the show at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Viewer discretion is advised.

A live stream is available from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for Measure for Measure and Hamlet. Hamlet will also run in the same theatre.

How long is Measure for Measure?

The runtime is two hours 30 minutes and includes an interval.

Who is in the Measure for Measure cast?

The cast includes Ashley Zhangazha, Daniel Millar, Eloise Secker, Georgia Landers, Gyuri Sarossy, Hattie Ladbury, Ishia Bennison, and Josh Zaré.

Who is the team behind Measure for Measure?

The creative team is led by director Blanche McIntyre (known for 'Hymn'). The design is by James Cotterill.

The casting is by Becky Paris; the composition is by Tim Sutton; the choreography is by EJ Boyle; the assistant director is Craig Ritchie; the costume supervision is by Sian Harris; and the fight direction is by Philip d'Orléans.

Experience the challenge between morality and principles in this politically polarised society. Buy Measure for Measure tickets for the winter and dive into the messy streets of England now.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where is Measure for Measure being performed?

The play takes place at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT, United Kingdom.

How do I get to the Globe Theatre?

Take the A3211 to reach the destination from London.

London Bridge station is one of the nearest tube stations to the theatre.

Blackfriars, London Bridge or Waterloo are the nearest stations.

Where can I park near the Globe Theatre?

You can park at an NCP car park. There is limited parking at the New Globe Walk.

Where are the toilet facilities at the Globe Theatre?

There are gender-neutral toilets and accessible toilets available at the theatre.

Is the Globe Theatre accessible?

The theatre is accessible, with wheelchair spaces available inside. Limited parking spaces are also available.

Where can I eat nearby?

Some popular restaurants are Porky's BBQ Bankside, Tas Pide, Swan at the Globe, The Real Greek Bankside, and Samuel Pepys.

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