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RSC Measure for Measure

RSC Measure for Measure

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RSC Measure for Measure


When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.

Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production of Measure for Measure.

Important information

Running time:
2hrs 37mins (approx.) (inc. 20min interval)

Age guideline:

Access Performances

Captioned: Fri 21 Feb, 7.30pm
Touch Tour
: Sat 22 Feb, 11.30am
Audio Described: Sat 22 Feb, 1.30pm


The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to Plymouth with a season of exhilarating Shakespeare, direct from Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Opening the season is Shakespeare’s dark comedy, Measure for Measure. Directed by RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, this intense and compelling production is shockingly relevant for today.

Following this, an imaginative new take on Shakespeare’s riotous comedy, As You Like It, direct by Kimberley Sykes. Come on a journey of laughter, romance, and self-discovery.

Completing the season is The Taming of The Shrew, directed by Justin Audibert, the ultimate battle of the sexes is turned on its head in a fresh portrayal of gender politics.

Join us for one, join us for all. It’s going to be quite a season.