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Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 17 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

22 August, 1:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

'To whom should I complain?'

When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. 

Artistic Director Gregory Doran transports the drama to 1900s Vienna where a ‘glittering waltz-time world gives way to a portrait of public hypocrisy’ (Guardian) in this 'excitingly simple and vivid' (The Times) take on one of Shakespeare's most astonishingly resonant plays.

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