©Robbie Jack
Neil Libbert
©Neil Libbert
©Neil Libbert

Director

Simon McBurney

Design

Tom Pye

Lighting

Paul Anderson

Sound

Christopher Shutt

Projection

Sven Ortel for mesmer

Costume

Christina Cunningham

Collaborator

Annie Castledine

Music Director

Simon Deacon

Music

Gerard McBurney

Company Voice Work

Patsy Rodenburg

Staff Director

Douglas Rintoul 

Original cast

David Troughton, Mike Grady, Paul Rhys, Toby Jones, Clive Mendus, Tamzin Griffin, Richard Katz, Ben Meyjes, Angus Wright, Steven Crossley, Naomi Frederick, Cait Davis, Kostas Philippoglou, Clive Mendus, Steven Crossley, Rhydian Jones, Vinette Robinson, Jamie R Bradley, Meredith MacNeill, Johannes Flaschberger

Revival cast

Jamie Bradley, Steven Crossley, Hannes Flashberger, Naomi Frederick, Mike Grady, Tamzin Griffin, Katie Jones, Richard Katz, Anamaria Marinca, Clive Mendus, Ben Meyjes, Craig Parkinson, Kostas Philippoglou, Angus Wright

Co-production with the National Theatre, London

 

The Duke, Vincentio, absents himself from Vienna, instructing his pious deputy, Angelo, to rule in his place. Angelo, sickened by the depravity he sees around him, promptly revives old laws against sexual immorality...

Measure from Measure is a play about tests; when you are tested you discover things about yourself you did not know. It is a play about sex but even more it's about punishment. The point about sexual passion is that it's willing to risk punishment. 

 

' Man, proud man,

Dressed in a little brief authority,

Most ignorant of what he's most assured-

His glassy essence- like an angry ape

Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven 

As make the angels weep; who, with our

  spleens,

Would all themselves laugh mortal. '

Tour

2006

National Theatre, London

2005

Wroclaw, Madrid, Mumbai, Bangalore, Milan, Grenoble and Berlin

2004

National Theatre, London

Awards

2005

The Ian Charleson Award second place (Naomi Frederick)

2004

Critics' Circle Award for Best Performance in a Shakespearean Role (Paul Rhys)