Measure for Measure

Barbican Theatre
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London

Public Previews: 12 November 2019
Opens: 14 November 2019
Closes: 16 January 2020

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Sat 26 Oct at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sun 27 Oct no performances

Mon 28 Oct at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Tue 29 Oct at 7.00pm - As You Like It
Wed 30 Oct at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Thu 31 Oct at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Thu 31 Oct at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Fri 1 Nov at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 2 Nov at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 2 Nov at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sun 3 Nov no performances

Mon 4 Nov no performances
Tue 5 Nov at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Wed 6 Nov at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 7 Nov at 7.00pm - Taming of the Shrew
Fri 8 Nov at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sat 9 Nov at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sat 9 Nov at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sun 10 Nov no performances

Mon 11 Nov no performances
Tue 12 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Wed 13 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Thu 14 Nov at 7.00pm - Measure for Measure
Fri 15 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 16 Nov at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 16 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sun 17 Nov no performances

Mon 18 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Tue 19 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Wed 20 Nov at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 21 Nov at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 21 Nov at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Fri 22 Nov at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 23 Nov at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 23 Nov at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sun 24 Nov no performances

Mon 25 Nov no performances
Tue 26 Nov at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Wed 27 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Thu 28 Nov at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Thu 28 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Fri 29 Nov at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 30 Nov at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sat 30 Nov at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sun 1 Dec no performances

Mon 2 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Tue 3 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Wed 4 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 5 Dec at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Thu 5 Dec at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Fri 6 Dec at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 7 Dec at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 7 Dec at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sun 8 Dec no performances

Mon 9 Dec no performances
Tue 10 Dec at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Wed 11 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 12 Dec at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 12 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Fri 13 Dec at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 14 Dec at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 14 Dec at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sun 15 Dec no performances

Mon 16 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Tue 17 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Wed 18 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 19 Dec at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Thu 19 Dec at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Fri 20 Dec at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 21 Dec at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 21 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sun 22 Dec no performances

Mon 23 Dec at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Mon 23 Dec at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Tue 24 Dec no performances
Wed 25 Dec no performances
Thu 26 Dec no performances
Fri 27 Dec at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 28 Dec at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 28 Dec at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sun 29 Dec no performances

Mon 30 Dec at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Mon 30 Dec at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Tue 31 Dec at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Wed 1 Jan no performances
Thu 2 Jan at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Thu 2 Jan at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Fri 3 Jan at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 4 Jan at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Sat 4 Jan at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Sun 5 Jan no performances

Mon 6 Jan at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Tue 7 Jan at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Wed 8 Jan at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Wed 8 Jan at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Thu 9 Jan at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Thu 9 Jan at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Fri 10 Jan at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sat 11 Jan at 1.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sat 11 Jan at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Sun 12 Jan no performances

Mon 13 Jan at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Tue 14 Jan at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure*
Wed 15 Jan at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Wed 15 Jan at 7.15pm - As You Like It
Thu 16 Jan at 1.15pm - As You Like It
Thu 16 Jan at 7.15pm - Measure for Measure
Fri 17 Jan at 7.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sat 18 Jan at 1.15pm - Taming of the Shrew
Sat 18 Jan at 7.15pm - As You Like It

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Measure for Measure

The Royal Shakespeare Company present a major revival of Shakespeare's play Measure for Measure in London for a strictly limited season at the Barbican Theatre

Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, departs from his kingdom suddenly and inexplicably, resigning power to his deputy Angelo in his absence. Under Angelo's rule, a vigorous campaign against lechery and sexual license begins. It seems that love is no defence under the newly-fortified laws and one of the first to suffer is Claudio, arrested and sentenced to death for making his lover, Juliet, pregnant before making her his wife.

In desperation, Claudio sends for his sister Isabella, hoping that her virtuous pleading can move the rigid Angelo to repeal his sentence. but when Angelo demands a higher price than Isabella is prepared to pay, it becomes evident that not only love but justice is at risk. The Duke returns disguised as Friar Ludovcio, but will he intervene to spare his people from the not-so-upright Angelo, and how can he respond when young lovers are imprisoned alongside brothel keepers and bawds?

The cast features Antony Byrne as 'Duke Vincentio', Sandy Grierson as 'Angelo', Lucy Phelps as 'Isabella', James Cooney as 'Claudio', Claire Price as 'Escalus', Sophie Khan Levy as 'Mariana', Graeme Brookes as 'Mistress Overdone', Joseph Arkley as 'Lucio', with David Ajao as 'Pompey', Hannah Azuonye as 'Angelo's Secretary', Patrick Brennan as 'Abhorson' / 'Friar Thomas', Graeme Brookes as 'Barnadine', Melody Brown as 'Kate Keepdown', Tom Dawze as 'Froth', Amanda Harris as 'Provost', Karina Jones as 'Sister Francisca', Alexander Mushore as 'Gentleman', Michael Patrick as 'Elbow', and Amy Trigg as 'Juliet'. Directed by Gregory Doran with movement by Lucy Cullingford, designs by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting by Simon Spencer, music by Paul Englishby, and sound by Steven Atkinson.

This production transfers to London following a season in Stratford-upon-Avon at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (previewed from 28 June 2019, opened on 4 July 2019, and closed on 29 August 2019).

Antony Byrne's London theatre credits include the role of 'Charley Malloy' in Steven Berkoff's stage adaptation of the Budd Shulberg and Stan Silverman film On The Waterfront at the Haymarket Theatre in 2009.

Sandy Grierson's London stage credits include the roles of 'Captain' and 'Priest' in David Farr's revival of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Roundhouse Theatre in 2012.

Lucy Phelps' West End theatre credits include the role of 'Diamond' in Paul Garrington's production of Jennifer Saunders' 'Spice Girls' musical Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2012.

Patrick Brennan's London theatre credits include the roles of 'Lieutenant Brannigan' in the original cast of Michael Grandage's revival of the Frank Loesser musical Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2005; and 'Banquo' in Tim Carroll's revival of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in 2001.

Claire Price's London stage credits include the role of 'Roxane' in Howard Davies' revival of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac at the National Theatre's Olivier Theatre in 2004; and 'Agnes' in Andrian Noble's revival of Henrik Ibsen's Brand at the Haymarket Theatre in 2003.

Amanda Harris' West End stage credits include the roles of 'Titania' in Gregory Doran's revival of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, at the Novello Theatre in 2006; 'Emilia' in Gregory Doran's revival of Shakespeare's Othello, for the RSC, at the Trafalgar Studios in 2004; and 'Cecily Carruthers' in Adrian Noble revival of Tom Stoppard's Travesties at the Savoy Theatre in 1994.

The RSC Measure for Measure in London at the Barbican Theatre public previews from 12 November 2019, opens on 14 November 2019, and closes on 16 January 2020 (in repertory)


1925 West End London Revival with Edith Evans and Margaret Rutherford

1931 West End Revival with Jean Forbes-Robertson

1933 West End London Revival with Charles Laughton and James Mason

1937 West End London Revival Emlyn Williams and Marie Ney

1957 West End London Revival with John Neville, Barbara Jefford and Judi Dench

1963 West End London Revival with Lee Montague, Dilys Hamlett and Phyllida Law

1974/1975 West End London Revival with Julian Curry and Gillian Barge

1977 London Revival with David Burke, Anna Calder-Marshall, David Suchet and Alan Rickman

1979 West End London Revival with David Suchet, Sinead Cusack, Michael Pennington and John Nettles

1981 London revival with Norman Beaton, Yvette Harris and Bertice Reading

1984 London Revival with David Schofield, Juliet Stevenson, Daniel Massey, Peggy Mount and Tilda Swinton

1985 London Revival with John Gillett and Joanna Foster

1987 London Revival with Corin Redgrave and Saskia Reeves

1988 London Revival with John Shrapnel, Josette Simon, Roger Allam and Alex Jennings

1989 London Revival with Stephen Jenn, Sarah-Jane Fenton, Rob Edwards and Clive Owen

1992 London Revival with David Haig and Claire Skinner

1994 London Revival with Adam Kotz and Anastasia Hille

1995 London Revival with Alex Jennings, Stella Gonet, Michael Feast, Toby Stephens and Clive Rowe

1998 London Revival with John Ramm and Lise Stevenson

1999 London Revival with Stephen Boxer, Clare Holman, Robert Glenister and Adrian Schiller

2004 / 2006 London Revival with Paul Rhys, Naomi Frederick, David Troughton, Simon McBurney and Toby Jones

2004 / 2005 London Revival with Liam Brennan, Sophie Thompson and Mark Rylance

2010 London Revival with Rory Kinnear, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ben Miles and Lloyd Hutchinson

2015 London Revival with Kurt Egyiawan, Mariah Gale and Dominic Rowan


1925 West End London Revival with Edith Evans and Margaret Rutherford

Opened 16 November 1925, Closed 27 November 1925 (in repertory) at the Old Vic Theatre

The cast featured Neil Porter as 'Duke Vincentio', Baliol Holloway as 'Angelo', Nell Carter as 'Isabella', Duncan Yarrow as 'Claudio', John Garside as 'Escalus', Edith Evans as 'Mariana', Cicely Oates as 'Mistress Overdone', and John Wyse as 'Lucio'. The ensemble also included Margaret Rutherford.

Directed by Andrew Leigh with designs by John Garside.


1931 West End Revival with Jean Forbes-Robertson

Opened 6 July 1931, Closed 1 August 1931 at the Fortune Theatre

The cast featured Henry Oscar as 'Duke Vincentio', Baliol Holloway as 'Angelo', Jean Forbes-Robertson as 'Isabella', Sebastian Shaw as 'Claudio', John Garside as 'Escalus', Mrs George Bealby as 'Mariana', Laura Smithson as 'Mistress Overdone', and James Dale as 'Lucio'.

Directed and designed by Robert Atkins.

Presented by the 'People's National Theatre', which was founded in 1930 by Nancy Price, with the aim of staging 'non-commercial' drama and plays.


1933 West End London Revival with Charles Laughton and James Mason

Opened 4 December 1933, Closed 20 December 1933 at the Old Vic Theatre

The cast featured Roger Livesey as 'Duke Vincentio', Charles Laughton as 'Angelo', Flora Robson as 'Isabella', James Mason as 'Claudio', Frank Napier as 'Escalus', Ursula Jeans as 'Mariana', Athene Seyler as 'Mistress Overdone', and Dennis Arundell as 'Lucio'.

Directed by Tyrone Guthrie with sets by Wells Coates, and costumes by John Armstrong.


1937 West End London Revival Emlyn Williams and Marie Ney

Opened 12 October 1937, Closed 30 October 1937 at the Old Vic Theatre

The cast featured Stephen Murray as 'Duke Vincentio', Emlyn Williams as 'Angelo', Marie Ney as 'Isabella', David King-Wood as 'Claudio', James Hoyle as 'Escalus', Sylvia Coleridge as 'Mariana', Jean Cadell as 'Mistress Overdone', and Richard Littledale as 'Lucio'.

Directed by Tyrone Guthrie with sets by Frank Scarlett, and costumes by John Armstrong.


1957 West End London Revival with John Neville, Barbara Jefford and Judi Dench

Opened 19 November 1957, Closed 14 December 1957 (in repertory) at the Old Vic Theatre

The cast featured Anthony Nicholls as 'Duke Vincentio', John Neville as 'Angelo', Barbara Jefford as 'Isabella', Richard Gale as 'Claudio', Daniel Thorndike as 'Escalus', Rosemary Webster as 'Mariana', Margaret Courtenay as 'Mistress Overdone', and Derek Godfrey as 'Lucio', with Judi Dench as 'Juliet', and Barbara Leigh-Hunt as 'Sister Francisca'.

Directed by Maragret Webster with designs by Barry Kay.


1963 West End London Revival with Lee Montague, Dilys Hamlett and Phyllida Law

Opened 3 April 1963, Closed 15 June 1963 (in repertory) at the Old Vic Theatre

The cast featured James Maxwell as 'Duke Vincentio', Lee Montague as 'Angelo', Dilys Hamlett as 'Isabella', James Kerry as 'Claudio', George Howe as 'Escalus', Irene Hamilton as 'Mariana', Phyllida Law as 'Mistress Overdone', and Anthony Morton as 'Lucio'.

Directed by Michael Elliott with designs by Malcolm Pride.

This was the last production presented in the final season of the 'Old Vic Company' (as founded by Lilian Bayliss) before it was dissolved, prior to the newly formed 'National Theatre Company' taking over at the Old Vic Theatre.

The last performance of Measure for Measure on Saturday 15 June 1963 was followed, on stage, by Dame Sybil Thorndike - a member of the Old Vic Theatre Company's original 1914 season - who gave a short speech praising the work of the Old Vic Company, and looking forward to the new National Theatre: "We've waited a long, long time and now - the last country in Europe - we've got one. Nobody's to think of this as a sad event at all. Nostalgia, go away!" Four months later on Friday 22 October 1963 the National Theatre Company, under Artistic Director Laurence Olivier, opened at the Old Vic Theatre with a production of Shakespeare's Hamlet.


1974/1975 West End London Revival with Julian Curry and Gillian Barge

Opened 29 January 1974, Closed 21 February 1974 (in repertory) at the Old Vic Theatre

The cast featured Alan MacNaughtan as 'Duke Vincentio', Julian Curry as 'Angelo', Gillian Barge as 'Isabella', David Bradley as 'Claudio', John Gregg as 'Escalus', Carol Drinkwater as 'Mariana', Sarah Atkinson as 'Mistress Overdone', and David Firth as 'Lucio'.

Directed by Jonathan Miller with sets by Jonathan Culshaw, costumes by Jennie Goodwin, lighting by Ronald Cox, and music by Carl Davis.

Presented by the National Theatre as an 'Education Production' for schools.

Note: Following the run at the Old Vic Theatre this production embarked on a major tour that included the London Greenwich Theatre - previewed 12 August 1975, opened 13 August 1975, closed 27 September 1975 - in a re-cast staging that featured Joseph O'Connor as 'Duke Vincentio', Julian Curry as 'Angelo', Penelope Wilton as 'Isabella', David Horovitch as 'Claudio', John Arnatt as 'Escalus', and David Firth as 'Lucio'.


1977 London Revival with David Burke, Anna Calder-Marshall, David Suchet and Alan Rickman

Previewed 4 May 1977, Opened 5 May 1977, Closed 14 May 1977 (in repertory) at the NT Lyttelton Theatre

The cast featured Bernard Lloyd as 'Duke Vincentio', David Burke as 'Angelo', Anna Calder-Marshall as 'Isabella', William Lindsay as 'Claudio', Peter Vaughan as 'Escalus', Elizabeth Power as 'Mariana', Ursula Smith as 'Mistress Overdone', and David Suchet as 'Lucio', with Alan Rickman as 'Friar Peter'.

Directed by Stuart Burge with designs by Robin Archer, lighting by Robert Ornbo, and music by John Leach.

Presented at the National Theatre by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre as part of a short 'visiting' season.


1979 West End London Revival with David Suchet, Sinead Cusack, Michael Pennington and John Nettles

Previewed 30 October 1979, Opened 6 November 1979, Closed 1 December 1980 (in repertory) at the Aldwych Theatre

The cast featured Michael Pennington as 'Duke Vincentio', David Suchet as 'Angelo', Sinead Cusack as 'Isabella', Allan Hendrick as 'Claudio', Raymond Westwell as 'Escalus', Natasha Parry as 'Mariana', Darlene Johnson as 'Mistress Overdone', and John Nettles as 'Lucio'. The ensemble included Juliet Stevenson and Ruby Wax.

Directed by Barry Kyle with designs by Christopher Morley, lighting by Brian Harris, and music by James Walker.

Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


1981 London revival with Norman Beaton, Yvette Harris and Bertice Reading

Previewed 3 April 1981, Opened 14 April 1981, Closed 11 August 1981 (in repertory) at the NT Lyttelton Theatre

The cast featured Stefan Kalipha as 'Duke Vincentio', Norman Beaton as 'Angelo', Yvette Harris as 'Isabella', Troy Foster as 'Claudio', Leslie Sands as 'Escalus', Angela Bruce as 'Mariana', Bertice Reading as 'Mistress Overdone', and Peter Straker as 'Lucio'.

Directed by Michael Rudman with sets by Eileen Diss, costumes by Lindy Hemming, lighting by Robert Bryan, music by John White with Iwan Williams and Tommy Eytle, and sound by Sue Fortescue.

An all-black production set in the modern day Caribbean. Presented by the National Theatre.


1984 London Revival with David Schofield, Juliet Stevenson, Daniel Massey, Peggy Mount and Tilda Swinton

Previewed 11 April 1984, Opened 17 April 1984, Closed 27 October 1984 (in repertory) at the Barbican Theatre

The cast featured Daniel Massey as 'Duke Vincentio', David Schofield as 'Angelo', Juliet Stevenson as 'Isabella', John Nolan as 'Claudio', Joseph O'Conor as 'Escalus', Emma Watson as 'Mariana', Peggy Mount as 'Mistress Overdone', and Richard O'Callaghan as 'Lucio', with Oliver Ford Davies as 'Provost', Trevor Peacock as 'Elbow', and Tilda Swinton as 'Juliet'.

Directed by Adrian Noble with designs by Bob Crowley, lighting by Robert Bryan, and music by Ilona Sekacz.

Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


1985 London Revival with John Gillett and Joanna Foster

Previewed 9 May 1985, Opened 14 May 1985, Closed 8 June 1985 at the Young Vic Theatre

The cast featured Peter Guinness as 'Duke Vincentio', John Gillett as 'Angelo', Joanna Foster as 'Isabella', Andy Readman as 'Claudio', Randal Herley as 'Escalus', Margot Leicester as 'Mariana', Janet Crawford as 'Mistress Overdone', and Rob Edwards as 'Lucio'.

Directed by David Thacker with sets by Sheelagh Keegan, costumes by Jessica Bowles, and lighting by Paul Denby.


1987 London Revival with Corin Redgrave and Saskia Reeves

Previewed 7 May 1987, Opened 13 May 1987, Closed 6 June 1987 at the Young Vic Theatre

The cast featured Matthew Marsh as 'Duke Vincentio', Corin Redgrave as 'Angelo', Saskia Reeves as 'Isabella', Vincenzo Ricotta as 'Claudio', Randal Herley as 'Escalus', Margot Leicester as 'Mariana', Janet Crawford as 'Mistress Overdone', and Rob Edwards as 'Lucio'.

Directed by David Thacker with sets by Ruari Murchison, costumes by Jessica Bowles, and lighting by Jim Simmons.


1988 London Revival with John Shrapnel, Josette Simon, Roger Allam and Alex Jennings

Previewed 6 October 1988, Opened 10 October 1988, Closed 25 February 1989 (in repertory) at the Barbican Theatre

The cast featured Roger Allam as 'Duke Vincentio', John Shrapnel as 'Angelo', Josette Simon as 'Isabella', Hakeem Kae-Kazim as 'Claudio', Mark Dignam as 'Escalus', Janet Amsbury as 'Mariana', Linda Spurrier as 'Mistress Overdone', and Alex Jennings as 'Lucio'.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner with designs by Mark Thompson, lighting by Mark Henderson, and music by Jeremy Sams.

Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


1989 London Revival with Stephen Jenn, Sarah-Jane Fenton, Rob Edwards and Clive Owen

Previewed 13 April 1989, Opened 17 April 1989, Closed 23 April 1989 at the Young Vic Theatre

The cast featured Rob Edwards as 'Duke Vincentio', Stephen Jenn as 'Angelo', Sarah-Jane Fenton as 'Isabella', Clive Owen as 'Claudio', Randal Herley as 'Escalus', Jane Maud as 'Mariana', Janet Crawford as 'Mistress Overdone', and Dominic Letts as 'Lucio'.

Directed by David Thacker with choreography by Lesley Hutchinson, designs by Fran Thompson, and lighting by Jim Simmons.

This production was presented for a short season prior to a major tour.


1992 London Revival with David Haig and Claire Skinner

Previewed 6 March 1992, Opened 10 March 1992, Closed 25 April 1992 at the Young Vic Theatre

The cast featured Philip Madoc as 'Duke Vincentio', David Haig as 'Angelo', Claire Skinner as 'Isabella', Jason Durr as 'Claudio', Allan Mitchell as 'Escalus', Teresa Banham as 'Mariana', Judith Bruce as 'Mistress Overdone', and Roger Hyams as 'Lucio'.

Directed by Trevor Nunn with choreography by David Toguri, sets by Maria Bjornson, costumes by Sue Willmington, lighting by Chris Parry, music by Steven Edis, and sound by Andrea J Cox and Steven Brown.

Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


1994 London Revival with Adam Kotz and Anastasia Hille

Previewed 14 June 1994, Opened 17 June 1994, Closed 16 July 1994 at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith

The cast fetured Stephen Boxer as 'Duke Vincentio', Adam Kotz as 'Angelo', Anastasia Hille as 'Isabella', Danny Sapiani as 'Claudio', Charles Simon as 'Escalus', Marianne Jean-Baptiste as 'Mariana' / 'Mistress Overdone', and Mark Bazeley as 'Lucio', with Sheri Graubert, John Griffin, Peter Needham, Malcolm Scates, Benjamin Soames and Simon Walter.

Directed by Declan Donnellan with choreography by Jane Gibson, designs by Nick Ormerod, lighting by Judith Greenwood, and music by Paddy Cunneen.

Presented by Cheek by Jowl.


1995 London Revival with Alex Jennings, Stella Gonet, Michael Feast, Toby Stephens and Clive Rowe

Previewed 1 June 1995, Opened 7 June 1995, Closed 29 July 1995 (in repertory) at the Barbican Theatre

The cast featured Michael Feast as 'Duke Vincentio', Alex Jennings as 'Angelo', Stella Gonet as 'Isabella', Toby Stephens as 'Claudio', Alfred Burke as 'Escalus', Tanya Moodie as 'Mariana', Caroline Blakiston as 'Mistress Overdone', and Barry Lynch as 'Lucio', with Monica Dolan as 'Juliet', Simon Dormandy as 'Elbow', Alan Faulkner as 'Justice', Colin George as 'Friar', Tim Griggs as 'Singer', Colin Jarrett as 'Gentleman', Tania Johnsten as 'Child', Griffith Jones as 'Abhorson', David Killick as 'Provost', Vivian Munn as 'Froth', Liam O'Callaghan as 'Barnadine', Darren Roberts as 'Gentleman', Samantha Robson as 'Nun', and Clive Rowe as 'Pompey'.

Directed by Steven Pimlott with designs by Ashley Martin-Davies, lighting by Brian Harris, music by Jason Carr, and sound by Paul Slocombe.

Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


1998 London Revival with John Ramm and Lise Stevenson

Opened 25 May 1998, Closed 30 May 1998 at the Barbican Theatre

The cast featured Sean Baker as 'Duke Vincentio', John Ramm as 'Angelo', Lise Stevenson as 'Isabella', Oscar Pearce as 'Claudio', Roger Watkins as 'Escalus' / 'Abhorson', Jayne McKenna as 'Mariana' / 'Juliet', Mary McCusker as 'Mistress Overdone' / 'Sister Francisca', and Peter Moreton as 'Lucio', with Tony Cownie as 'Pompey', James Lailey as 'Barnadine' / 'Froth' / 'lst Gentleman', Stephen Ventura as 'Provost', and Tim Welton as 'Elbow' / 'Friar Thomas' / '2nd Gentleman'.

Directed and designed by Stephanie Braunschweig with costumes by Thibault Vancraenenbroeck, lighting by Marion Hewlett, music by Gualtiero Dazzi, and sound by Philip Haynes.

Presented as part of BITE:98 (Barbican International Theatre Event).


1999 London Revival with Stephen Boxer, Clare Holman, Robert Glenister and Adrian Schiller

Previewed 14 January 1999, Opened 20 January 1999, Closed 11 March 1999 (in repertory) at the Barbican Theatre

The cast featured Robert Glenister as 'Duke Vincentio', Stephen Boxer as 'Angelo', Clare Holman as 'Isabella', Stephen Kennedy as 'Claudio', Gavin Muir as 'Escalus', Cathryn Bradshaw as 'Mariana', Carol Macready as 'Mistress Overdone', and Adrian Schiller as 'Lucio', with Jimmy Chisholm as 'Pompey', John Dougall as 'Elbow', Tina Gambe as 'Sister Francisca', Colin George as '2nd Gentleman', Archie Lal as '3rd Gentleman', Penny Layden as 'Juliet', Sandy MacNab as 'Varrius', Kevork Malikyan as 'Friar Peter', Aislinn Mangan as 'Whore', Andrew Maud as '1st Gentleman', Jake Nightingale as 'Abhorson', Darren Ormandy as 'Angelo's Deputy', Lalor Roddy as 'Provost', Alan Stocks as 'Justice', Steve Swinscoe as 'Barnadine', and James Tucker as 'Froth'.

Directed by Michael Boyd with designs by Tom Piper, lighting by Heather Carson, music by John Woolf, and sound by Charles Horne.

Presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company.


2004 / 2006 London Revival with Paul Rhys, Naomi Frederick, David Troughton, Simon McBurney and Toby Jones

Previewed 17 May 2004, Opened 27 May 2004, Closed 31 July 2004 at the NT Olivier Theatre
Previewed 10 February 2006, Opened 15 February 2006, Closed 18 March 2006 at the NT Lyttlteon

The 2004 cast featured David Troughton as 'Duke Vincentio', Paul Rhys as 'Angelo', Naomi Frederick as 'Isabella', Ben Meyjes as 'Claudio', Mike Grady as 'Escalus', Meredith MacNeill as 'Mariana', Tamzin Griffin as 'Mistress Overdone', and Toby Jones as 'Lucio', with Jamie R Bradley as 'Boy', Steven Crossley as 'Friar Peter' / 'Justice', Cait Davis as 'Sister Francisca', Johannes Flaschberger as 'Barnadine', Rhydian Jones as 'Servant to Angelo', Richard Katz as 'Pompey', Clive Mendus as 'Abhorson' / 'Froth' / 'Gentleman', Kostas Philippoglou as 'Elbow', Vinette Robinson as 'Juliet', and Angus Wright as 'Provost'.

The 2006 cast featured Simon McBurney as 'Duke Vincentio', Angus Wright as 'Angelo', Naomi Frederick as 'Isabella', Ben Meyjes as 'Claudio', Mike Grady as 'Escalus', Anamaria Marinca as 'Mariana', Tamzin Griffin as 'Mistress Overdone', and Ajay Naidu as 'Lucio', with Jamie Bradley as 'Boy', Steven Crossley as 'Friar Peter' / 'Justice', Johannes Flaschberger as 'Barnadine', Katie Jones as 'Sister Francisca', Richard Katz as 'Pompey', Clive Mendus as 'Abhorson' / 'Froth' / 'Gentleman', Craig Parkinson as 'Provost', and Kostas Philippoglou as 'Elbow'.

Directed by Simon McBurney with sets by Tom Pye, costumes by Christina Cunningham, video by Simon McBurney, Sven Ortel and Tom Pye, lighting by Paul Anderson, music by Gerard McBurney, and sound by Christopher Shutt.

Presented by the National Theatre as a co-production with Complicite.


2004/2005 London Revival with Liam Brennan, Sophie Thompson and Mark Rylance

Previewed 18 June 2004, Opened 30 June 2004, Closed 24 September 2004 (in repertory) at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Returned 6 October 2005, Closed 16 October 2005 at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The 2004 cast featured Mark Rylance as 'Duke Vincentio', Liam Brennan as 'Angelo', Sophie Thompson as 'Isabella', Alex Hassell as 'Claudio', Michael Bertenshaw as 'Escalus', Hilary Tones as 'Mariana' / 'Sister Francisca', Peter Shorey as 'Mistress Overdone' / 'Justice', and Colin Hurley as 'Lucio', with Patrick Brennan as 'Provost', John Dougall as 'Pompey', Christopher John Hall as 'Abhorson' / 'Friar Peter' / '2nd Gentleman', Roger McKern as 'Barnadine' / 'Froth' / '1st Gentleman', Roger Watkins as 'Elbow' / 'Friar Thomas', and Liana Weafer as 'Juliet' / 'Varrius'.

The 2005 cast featured Mark Rylance as 'Duke Vincentio', Liam Brennan as 'Angelo', Edward Hogg as 'Isabella', David Sturzaker as 'Claudio', Bill Stewart as 'Escalus', Michael Brown as 'Mariana' / 'Sister Francisca', Peter Shorey as 'Mistress Overdone' / 'Justice', and Colin Hurley as 'Lucio', with John Dougall as 'Pompey', David Hartley as 'Juliet' / 'Varrius', Terry McGinity as 'Provost', Roger McKern as 'Barnadine' / 'Froth' / '1st Gentleman', Thomas Padden as 'Abhorson' / 'Friar Peter' / '2nd Gentleman', and Roger Watkins as 'Elbow' / 'Friar Thomas'.

Directed by Jonathan Dove with movement by Glynn MacDonald, choreography by Sian Williams, costumes by Jenny Tiramani, music by Claire Van Kampen, and, for 2005 staging, lighting by Stan Pressner.

This production was originally performed with a company of men and women players as part of the 2004 Globe Theatre season using clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe Theatre of 1599. The production then returned in 2005 for a strictly limited run with an all-male cast, prior to a major US national tour. This was Mark Rylance's tenth and final season as Artistic Director of the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.


2010 London Revival with Rory Kinnear, Anna Maxwell Martin, Ben Miles and Lloyd Hutchinson

Previewed 12 February 2010, Opened 18 February 2010, Closed 10 April 2010 at the Almeida Theatre

The cast featured Ben Miles as 'Duke Vincentio', Rory Kinnear as 'Angelo', Anna Maxwell Martin as 'Isabella', Emun Elliott as 'Claudio', David Killick as 'Escalus', Victoria Lloyd as 'Mariana', Flaminia Cinque as 'Mistress Overdone', and Lloyd Hutchinson as 'Lucio', with David Annen as 'Provost', Daisy Boulton as 'Juliet', Trevor Cooper as 'Pompey', Andrew French as 'Friar Peter', Sean Kearns as 'Barnadine' / 'Froth', Mark Manero as 'Abhorson' / 'Gentleman', Nick Richards as 'Justice', Jessica Tomehak as 'Sister Francisca', and Tony Turner as 'Elbow'.

Directed by Michael Attenborough with choreography by Imogen Knight, designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by David Hersey, music by Stephen Warbeck, and sound by John Leonard.


2015 London Revival with Kurt Egyiawan, Mariah Gale and Dominic Rowan

Previewed 20 June 2015, Opened 1 July 2015, Closed 17 October 2015 (in repertory) at the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The cast featured Dominic Rowan as 'Duke Vincentio', Kurt Egyiawan as 'Angelo', Mariah Gale as 'Isabella', Joel MacCormack as 'Claudio', Paul Rider as 'Escalus', Rosie Hilal as 'Marianna', Petra Massey as 'Mistress Overdone', and Brendan O'Hea as 'Lucio', with Naana Agyei-Ampadu as 'Juliet', Trevor Fox as 'Pompey', Dennis Herdman as 'Froth' / 'Friar Thomas', James Lailey as 'Abhorson' / 'Friar Peter', Dean Nolan as 'Barnadine' / 'Elbow', and Dickon Tyrrell as 'Provost'.

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole with designs by Jonathan Fensom, and music by Claire van Kampen.