Hayley Atwell To Star In Gender-Swapping ‘Measure For Measure’ On West End

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Hayley Atwell will star with Dunkirk‘s Jack Lowden in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, part of the upcoming season at the West End’s Donmar Warehouse. 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. In the play, Angelo uses ancient laws to sentence citizens to death for sexual misconduct. But when religious Novice Isabella…