Measure for Measure

Audio described in-house.

Guildford Shakespeare Company presents Measure for Measure.

The Duke hands power to his deputy to reimpose laws that have grown too lax. A young man is sentenced to death for getting his sweetheart pregnant out of wed-lock. His sister, a novice nun, pleads to the deputy for her brother’s life. When he demands sex in return for her brother’s freedom, she threatens to expose him…but who will believe her if she does?

In a world where women are still objectified and whose exposure to sexual harassment continues to be laid at the their own door, what do we think when that status quo is reversed?

The 40th show kicks-off 2019 with Shakespeare’s unflinching examination of sexual harassment and the abuse of power. Given the explosion of the debate around these subjects and in the wake of campaigns such as #MeToo and Times Up, there has never been a more important time for this play. Discover more on the blog.

In order to encourage discussion around entrenched preconceptions of gender and power structures, six characters will gender-swap at the interval, and the show re-started from the beginning.

This award-winning Audio Description is delivered by Kerry Elkins.

Please note that the audio description for this performance is not delivered by VocalEyes.  Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking

Booking contact number 01483 304384 Booking contact email [email protected]


Guildford Shakespeare Company

Building 1, 14/15 Midleton RoadGuildford, SurreyGU2 8XW
01483 301590