Set in a Vienna dominated by the sex trade, the staging is described in press materials as a play of political intrigue and moral responsibility. Vincentio, the Duke (Miles), seeks to return order to his city. He announces that he is to travel abroad and appoints the strait laced Angelo (Kinnear) in his place. Vincentio secretly disguises himself as a friar to keep a watchful eye on the new regime. When Isabella (Martin), a novice nun, finds her brother is sentenced to death for a sexual misdemeanour she visits Angelo to beg for his life. Here is a look at the show:
Measure for Measure at London's Almeida
Measure for Measure runs through April 10. To book tickets, contact the box office at 020 7359 4404 or visit almeida.co.uk.