'Beautifully staged and expertly performed'Daily Telegraph
'On the money... thrilling stuff'Metro
'A bold and imaginative reinterpretation of the classic text. Well worth checking out'Gay Times
'This is the cleverest application of gender-reversal to Shakespeare that I’ve ever seen.'Spectator
‘Timely... enthralling... bold and radical’WhatsOnStage
'The twist turns this on its head, and the result is fascinating.'TheatreCat
'stellar performances… especially from Lowden and Atwell'WhatsOnStage
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
EXTENDED UNTIL 1 DECEMBER
We are delighted to extend our production of Measure for Measure due to popular demand, with a week of extra performances to give more people the opportunity to see this 'beautifully staged and expertly performed' (★★★★ Daily Telegraph) production. Tickets are on sale now.
The tempter or the tempted, who sins most?
Vienna is corrupt. The Duke, who has let the city fall to vice, hands control to his Deputy, a hardline, puritan reformer.
The Deputy uses ancient laws to sentence citizens to death for sexual misconduct. But when a religious Novice pleads for clemency, their heady encounter leaves the Deputy guilty of the very crime that the law condemns.
Artistic Director Josie Rourke’s production of Measure for Measure imagines the play in its original year of performance, 1604, and also in 2018.
Within every performance, Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden will alternate the roles of powerful Deputy and powerless Novice.
More tickets will be released on general sale every Monday at noon.
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Evenings Mon-Sat: 7.30pm
Matinees Thu and Sat: 2.30pm
Latecomers will not be admitted.
Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes including a 15-minute interval
Stalls: £40, £30
Circle: £30, £20, £10
Preview prices (Friday 28 September-Tuesday 2 October)
Stalls: £37.50, £27.50
Circle: £27.50, £17.50
For over 60s: £40 reduced to £32.50 and £30 reduced to £25 (matinees only)
A booking fee of £1 will be applied for delivery by post
41 Earlham Street
London WC2H 9LX
020 3282 3808
Mon - Sat: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Monday 12 November 2018, 7.30pm
Saturday 17 November 2018, 2.30pm (touch tour 1.00pm)
If you require a companion to attend the Donmar, their ticket will be free.
YOUNG+FREE tickets for access users aged 25 and under are available. Call box office on 020 3282 3808 to book.
Alongside every Donmar production, we run Open Workshops designed to give members of the public of all ages a unique insight into the process of theatre-making. These Open Workshops are not targeted at professional actors or theatre-makers, but at members of our audience interested in learning more about the Donmar’s rehearsal process.
Join us for Open Workshops on Measure for Measure on:
Wednesday 24 October 2018, 5.00pm-7.00pm
Saturday 17 November 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm