By William Shakespeare
Directed By Michael Attenborough
Vienna is overrun by a rampant and lucrative sex trade.
Vincentio, the Duke, desperately needs to return order to his city.
He announces that he is to travel abroad on a diplomatic mission and appoints the hardline Angelo in his place, while remaining in the city in disguise to keep a curious and watchful eye.
When Angelo sentences the brother of a novice nun, Isabella, to death for a sexual indiscretion, she approaches Angelo to plead for his life. What follows is a series of shocking revelations, blackmail, sexual scandal and political intrigue.
The cast includes Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear - Burnt by the Sun, Philistines, The Man of Mode (National Theatre), Festen (Almeida), Mary Stuart (Donmar), Margaret Thatcher: The Long Road to Finchley (BBC); BAFTA-winner Anna Maxwell Martin - Poppy Shakespeare (ITV), Cabaret (West End), Bleak House (BBC); and Ben Miles – Coupling (BBC), Richard II and The Norman Conquests (Old Vic).
Michael Attenborough, a former Principal Associate Director of the RSC, directs his first Shakespeare production as Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre.
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Evening erformances: 7.30pm
2.30pm on 24 February, 3, 17, 24 & 31 March
2.30pm from 20 February
Running time - 2 hours 45 minutes including one 15 minute interval
For the Almeida: Judgment Day.
Theatre includes: A Disappearing Number (Complicite); Chains of Dew; Suppressed Desires (Orange Tree Theatre); Henry VIII (RSC); Ariadne Sells Out (Birmingham Opera); Guantanamo (Tricycle Theatre/West End); After Mrs. Rochester (Shared Experience/West End).
Television includes: The West Wittering Affair; Something for Nothing; Criminal Justice; The Commander; Tales from the Jungle; The Chatterley Affair; Gideon’s Daughter; Mile High; Doctors; Dream Team; The Bill; Casualty; Madness – The Dangermen Story.
Anna Maxwell Martin
Michael Attenborough - Director
Lez Brotherston - Design
David Hersey - Lighting
Stephen Warbeck - Music
John Leonard - Sound
Imogen Knight - Movement