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  • Four stars

    The Guardian

    "Gregory Doran’s assured production offers a perfectly judged portrait of public hypocrisy and seething sexuality."
  • The Stage

    "Helmed by Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran, this production is a Measure for Measure laden with powerful beats and clear, but uncomfortably loaded, images."
  • Four stars

    The Financial Times

    "Grierson's unctuous Angelo bristles with self-importance...Phelp's superb Isabella has a blazing sincerity...while Antony Byrne brings out the dark shadow in the Duke's decidedly strange behaviour."

Cast & creative team


  • The Duke of Vienna
    Antony Byrne
  • Angelo
    Sandy Grierson
  • Escalus
    Claire Price
  • Claudio
    James Cooney
  • Juliet
    Amy Trigg
  • Isabella
    Lucy Phelps
  • Lucio
    Joseph Arkley
  • Froth
    Tom Dawze
  • Mistress Overdone and Barnadine
    Graeme Brookes
  • Pompey
    David Ajao
  • Elbow
    Michael Patrick
  • Provost
    Amanda Harris
  • Abhorson and Friar Thomas
    Patrick Brennan
  • Mariana
    Sophie Khan Levy
  • Kate Keepdown and Justice
    Melody Brown
  • Sister Francisca
    Karina Jones
  • Angelo's secretary and Singer
    Hannah Azuonye
  • Gentleman
    Alexander Mushore


  • William Shakespeare
  • Gregory Doran
  • Stephen Brimson Lewis
  • Simon Spencer
    Lighting Designer
  • Paul English
  • Steven Atkinson
    Sound Designer
  • Lucy Cullingford
    Movement Director
  • Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown
    Fight Directors
  • Anna McSweeney
    Company Text and Voice Work
  • Leigh Toney
    Assistant Director
  • Lindsey Miller
    Music Director
  • Gareth Ellis
    Originating Music Director
  • Hannah Miller CDG
    Casting Director
  • Simon Ash
    Production Manager
  • Rachel Dickson
  • Jessica Buckley
    Props Supervisor
  • Pip Horobin
    Company Manager
  • George Hims
    Stage Manager
  • Alice Barber
    Stage Manager
  • Debs Machin
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Zoë Donegan