“Who will believe thee, Isabel?”
Measure 2 Measure is a stripped down, one-act version of Shakespeare’s play, with just 3 characters instead of the usual 13. This adaptation, which largely uses the original text, focuses on the #MeToo-like theme at the centre of the story, without Shakespeare’s usual pantomime elements or get-out clauses.
With a radical shift in the plot, it enables us to see more clearly the consequences of people’s actions, and looks anew at the choices people make. In doing so, it dramatically highlights the consequences of political and personal abuse.