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Watch Shakespeare’s darkest comedy, Measure for Measure, from wherever you are in the world with our live streamed performance from the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on Friday 7 January 2022.
Britain is a nation on a knife-edge. Increasing inflation, surging unemployment, an energy catastrophe, identity crisis and persistent political scandal. It’s 1975.
In London, the Duke abandons the unravelling city, leaving authoritarian Angelo in power. When he starts policing sexual freedom, Isabella is drawn from the safe space of her convent to rescue her brother from death under the new laws. Only his freedom comes at a price: her.
What is she – and society – willing to lose in the fight for justice?
Blanche McIntyre (Hymn, Almeida) directs Shakespeare’s exploration of the corruption of power with razor-sharp wit and thrilling suspense.
‘To whom should I complain?…
Who would believe me?’
– Act II, scene 4
Digital Groundling £5
This event takes place online and is live streamed from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Running time To Be Confirmed
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Terms and conditions
A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online. One ticket per household. Standard tickets from £10 and we kindly ask for an additional donation of £5 or more to help fund our future work. A limited number of £5 Digital Groundling special rate tickets available for every stream.
Photography Helen Maybanks
Image Treatment Matt Hodges
Everything you need to know about our access offering, including a full list of upcoming access performances for Winter 2021/22.
‘Blanche McIntyre’s excellent new production… Exquisitely smart’
‘An evening of cool conviction’
‘A joyously comedic take on a challenging play’
‘Highly recommended… A real breath of fresh air’
‘Charming… funny and bold’
THE REVIEWS HUB
‘Delightful… A gender reversal that brings a range of revelations’
THE ARTS DESK
‘Strong performances in this tale of sex, power and morality reimagined’
HOW TO WATCH
Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Sales will end one hour before the stream is due to begin.
You will receive an email the day before the live stream date with a link to access the film.
You may need to refresh the link after the start time. You will also need to click the play button seen on the page.
You have the option to watch with English subtitles – use toggle at the bottom of the player.
Performance times are displayed in Greenwich Mean Time.
You will need a good, reliable internet connection.
Streams are live and not recorded – don’t miss the start time!
Need further support? Head on over to our Live Stream FAQs to find your question.
CAST & CREATIVES
Introducing the Measure for Measure company & creatives.