Cheek by Jowl is offering a free livestream of production of Measure for Measure on YouTube for 30 days.
Directed by Declan Donnellan for Cheek by Jowl and Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre, the production embarked on an international tour before opening at the Barbican on 16 April 2015.
Performed in Russian with English subtitles, Measure for Measure joins the company’s production of The Winter’s Tale (2017) which will be streamed until 25 May.
Hailed in Moscow as ‘a shattering portrait of contemporary Russia’ (Novaya Gazeta), a corrupt government policing a chaotic city’s convents, prisons and brothels is explored throughout the performance.
Through ‘a series of swiftly changing spectacular scenes’ (Teatral) the production explodes as ‘a real thriller, piercing the heart of the entire audience’ (Mir 24).
Measure for Measure is suitable for ages 16 and up and can be accessed via youtube.com/user/CheekbyJowl