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Measure for Measure

Adapted and directed by Gordon Barr

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall”

Whorehouses and nunneries, betrothals and beheadings – welcome to Vienna! His city overrun by vice and corruption, Duke Vincentio 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 sister of a novice nun, Isabella, to death for a sexual indiscretion, she approaches Angelo to plead for her sister’s life. What follows is a series of shocking revelations, blackmail, sexual scandal and political intrigue.

Shakespeare’s explosive and prescient drama makes its first appearance at Bard in the Botanics for nearly 15 years in this thrilling new version for just 4 actors in the Kibble Palace glasshouse.


Recommended for age 12+. Contains violence and scenes of a sensitive nature that some may find distressing.

Please note that this performance takes place inside the Kibble Palace Glasshouse and should not be affected by adverse weather conditions. Seating is provided for this performance


Venue: Kibble Palace Glasshouse

Previews: Thurs 13th July 8.00 p.m. (Preview tickets: £15)

Performances: Fri 14th July – Sat 29th July (no performances on Sundays or Mondays) 8.00 p.m.

Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Tickets: £22.50 / £15
£12 Tuesdays – all tickets £12 on Tuesday performances

Earlier Event: July 12
Queen Lear
Later Event: June 20
Romeo and Juliet