Measure for Measure from Cheek by Jowl and Pushkin Theater
From Russia
Cheek by Jowl +
Pushkin Theatre, Moscow
Measure for Measure

Hailed as “a shattering portrait of contemporary Russia” by Moscow’s Novaya Gazeta, this gripping production received five Golden Mask Award nominations, including Best Director for Declan Donnellan and Best Large Scale Drama Production. With a unique brew of laughter and darkness, Shakespeare dissects the nature of government, love and justice—asking unsettling questions about how we are governed, and exploring the complex relationships between those in power and ordinary citizens. Founded in 1981, London-based Cheek by Jowl has performed the world over. The company has a longstanding history of creating works with Russia’s leading artists, and this marks its first co-production with the Pushkin Theatre, Moscow.