Measure for Measure 1994

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Measure for Measure is about many different things; it always strikes me as a very modern play. It’s a play about control and how one of the ways that we are controlled, by not only governments, but by churches and other institutions that seek to control us, is shame. We are controlled by shame. It starts with parents and it develops, and it is an extremely good way of controlling people.

– Artistic Director Declan Donnellan, 2014



Our doubts are traitors, / And make us lose the good we oft might win / By fearing to attempt.




Produced by Cheek by Jowl. The first performance of Measure for Measure was at The University of Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry on 16th February 1994.

Venue City Country Date No. of Performances
Arts Centre Coventry UK 16/02/94 5
Theatre Royal Norwich UK 22/02/94 6
Octagon Theatre Perth Australia 03/03/94 12
Globe Theatre Tokyo Japan 18/03/94 10
Teatro Sergio Cardosa Sao Paulo Brazil 07/04/94 3
Teatro Nacional Brasilia Brazil 03/04/94 2
Teatro Sesiminas Belo Horizonte Brazil 16/04/94 1
Teatro dos Quatro Rio de Janeiro Brazil 19/04/94 1
Millington Drake Theatre Montevideo Uraguay 22/04/94 3
Teatro General San Martin Buenos Aires Argentina 27/04/94 9
Playhouse Oxford UK 11/05/94 6
Civic Theatre Darlington UK 17/05/94 6
Theatre Royal Brighton UK 26/05/94 4
Maly Theatre St Petersburg Russia 01/06/94 4
Arts Theatre Moscow Russia 07/06/94 2
Lyric Hammersmith London UK 14/06/94 34
Mercat de les Flors Barcelona Spain 20/07/94 3
Teatro Principal Almagro Spain 28/07/94 3
Stephen BoxerThe Duke
Charles SimonEscalus
Adam KotzAngelo
Peter NeedhamFriar Peter/Pompey
Mark BazeleyLucio
Benjamin SoamesGentleman/Froth
Simon WalterGentleman/Abhorson
Marianne Jean-BaptisteMistress Overdone/Mariana
John GriffinProvost
Danny SapaniClaudio
Sheri GraubertJuliet/Francisca
Anastasia HilleIsabella
Malcolm ScatesElbow/Bernadine

DirectorDeclan Donnellan
DesignerNick Ormerod
Lighting DesignerJudith Greenwood
Movement DirectorJane Gibson
Musical DirectorPaddy Cunneen

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