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RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs Shakespeare's Measure for Measure showing at the Barbican Centre as part of the 2019/2020 season.
Shakespeare himself wrote this play in the early 1600s and yet the themes of this story seem somehow even more relevant and urgent today. Directed by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s own Artistic Director Gregory Doran, you won’t want to miss out on this provocative play. Tickets for Measure for Measure at The Barbican are a must for any fan of gripping dramas by the world’s greatest playwright.
What is Measure for Measure about?
Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure focuses on Claudio who has just been arrested by the temporary leader of Vienna, Lord Angelo. The Duke has left Angelo in charge, on the pretence of leaving town but disguises himself as a friar to spy on the goings on and discovers Angelo’s stricter and “morally” led side. He bans brothels and unlawful sexual activity, which is how Claudio comes to be arrested and sentenced to death. Claudio’s sister, a novice nun, is compromised by a corrupt officer who offers to save her brother in return for sex. She threatens to expose him, but he insists no one will believe her and she’s left not knowing where to turn for help.
The Measure for Measure cast
The role of Claudio will be played by James Cooney, who has a vast career in working for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His past RSC credits include Horatio in Hamlet, Patroclus in Troilus and Cressida, and Arviragus in Cymbeline.
Sandy Grierson will join Cooney in the role of Angelo. He began work at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012, when he played Ariel in The Tempest. He is most well known for playing Doctor Faustus/Mephistopheles in Maria Aberg’s Doctor Faustus.
Also joining the cast will be Antony Byrne (Antony in Antony and Cleopatra), Joseph Arkley (Richard III in The Almeida’s Rivers), David Ajao (Orlando in As You Like It) and Patrick Brennan (Corin in As You Like It). The cast is completed by Hannah Azuonye, Melody Brown and Tom Dawze.
Who are the creative team behind this RSC production?
The Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran will direct. Doran directed the highly acclaimed Imperium Part I: Conspirator and Imperium Part II: Dictator, which after its huge acclaim at the Swan Theatre, transferred to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre. He popularly directed Shakespeare Live! From the RSC which was hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. This special event was nominated for a 2017 BAFTA for Best Live Event.
The creative team is completed by the following: Stephen Brimson Lewis who will design, Simon Spencer who will design lighting, Paul Englishby will design music, Steven Atkinson will design sound, and Lucy Cullingford will design movement.
Don't miss RSC's Measure for Measure at The Barbican this year!
This dynamic drama comes to the Barbican from 12 November 2019 to 16 January 2020 for what is anticipated to be a highly in demand run. Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure tickets at London's Barbican Centre are best booked sooner rather than later, so purchase your tickets now to avoid the disappointment of missing out!
***Also on for the RSC / Barbican 2019-2020 season are Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and As You Like It.