“Simon Godwin is fast becoming one of our best classical directors.” - The Guardian

“Simon Godwin makes waves with his bold choices.” - The Financial Times

“Simon Godwin's lively, modern-dress staging renders the play remarkably engaging, amusing and disquieting.” - The London Times


Directed by SIMON GODWIN

Simon Godwin, a British artist, is an Associate Director at London’s National Theatre and is described as “fast becoming one of our best classical directors” (Michael Billington, The Guardian).  His acclaimed staging of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company is most recently played in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Mr. Godwin will stage a new production of Shakespeare’s disturbing comedy, Measure for Measure. In this tale of irrepressible lust, impossible purity, and infuriating hypocrisy, Godwin sees a high-stakes conflict of clashing ideologies—a tensely diverse world in which incompatible values collide and expose the tenuous boundary between order and anarchy.

Please note: Measure for Measure contains sexually explicit content which some may find inappropriate for those under 16 years of age.

For this production, the audience will enter the house via a transformed backstage route within Polonsky Shakespeare Center. The backstage experience may require up to 10-15 minutes to experience fully and will be open from 1:15-1:45pm during matinee performances and 6:45-7:15pm during evening performances. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for this element of the production.

Book your seats in Row AA to get a seat at the table and enjoy an unparalleled view of the performance. Seats in Row AA are positioned apart from the main seating structure and directly in front of the stage. Click here to view the seating charts for this production.

Endowment support for Measure for Measure is provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation Fund for Classic Drama.
Pictured: Simon Godwin, photo by Graeme Robertson.