Hayley Atwell to Star in Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ at the West End

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Deadline reported, Hayley Atwell is set to star in the upcoming season of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at the West End. 

Jack Lowden (Dunkirk) will play her counterpart. The production is set to begin September 28 to November 24.

You can read the full details below:

Within each performance the pair will alternate the male and female roles of the puritan Lord Angelo and Isabella in the tale of civil vs moral justice, gender and power set in a corrupt Vienna.

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In the play, Angelo uses ancient laws to sentence citizens to death for sexual misconduct. But when religious Novice Isabella pleads for clemency, their encounter leaves the him guilty of the very crime the law condemns.