Bare chested man plays cello while actors dance behind him.

Cheek by Jowl at Sydney Festival

7 – 11 January, Sydney

Measure for Measure

One of the joys of the Sydney Festival is being visited by some of the world’s most exciting interpreters of the classics of theatre. Cheek by Jowl have been turning out superb reimaginings of Shakespeare for many years now, both in Britain and in association with Russian artists. This year they are bringing Measure for Measure to Sydney, directed by Declan Donnellan and performed by the Pushkin Theatre of Moscow.

Measure for Measure is a tragicomedy that shows us the darker side of social politics, corruption and sexual trade, but it also contains one of Shakespeare’s most powerful messages of hope and the possibility of mercy.

Performed in Russian with English surtitles.

On at the Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, for a run of less than a week.

Full details here.

Bare chested man plays cello while actors dance behind him.