"Russia today anatomised in Declan Donnellan's new show, an immaculate production – trenchant, compelling, and stunning – the entire company are breathtaking." (Vash Dosug)

Cheek by Jowl returns with its new production of Measure for Measure – hailed in Moscow as "a shattering portrait of contemporary Russia" (Novaya Gazeta). With his unique brew of laughter and high seriousness, Shakespeare dissects the nature of government, love, and justice – asking unsettling questions about how we are governed, exploring the "complex relationships between those in power, and ordinary citizens" (Kristina Matvienko).

A corrupt government policing a chaotic city's convents, prisons and brothels… Cheek by Jowl's Measure for Measure, through "a series of swiftly changing spectacular scenes" (Teatral) explodes as "a real thriller, piercing the heart of the entire audience" (Mir 24).

In the words of Nezavisimaya Gazeta: "From every point of view this production is a total success".

Produced by Cheek by Jowl and the Pushkin Theatre, Moscow in a co-production with the Barbican, London; Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale; Centro Dramático Nacional, Madrid (INAEM).

For more information including press reviews and cast list visit http://www.cheekbyjowl.com/measure_fo….

15-25 April 2015 – Barbican Silk Street Theatre, London
18 April-2 May 2015 – Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

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