Measure For Measure By William Shakespeare at the Barbican

What: Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare

When: 15 – 25 April, 2015; at 19:30, also 14:30 on 18 and 25 April 2015

Where: Silk Street Theatre, Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS

An international touring theatre company, Cheek by Jowl presents at the Barbican, London, its new production of 'Measure for Measure' by William Shakespeare - hailed in Moscow as "a shattering portrait of contemporary Russia" (Novaya Gazeta).

A play in Russian with English subtitles will take you to a world, where a corrupt government is policing a chaotic city's convents, prisons and brothels... With his unique brew of laughter and high seriousness, Shakespeare dissects the nature of government, love, and justice.The performance is directed by Declan Donnellan, a joint founder of Cheek by Jowl. He has received numerous awards in Moscow, Paris, New York and London, including three Laurence Olivier Awards.

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