The Merchant Of Venice


Antonio, an ambitious merchant, needs a loan. His friend, Bassanio, needs a rich wife in order to clear his debts. Portia, a wealthy heiress, is reduced to a prize that men must gamble for. Beneath the golden surface, everyone's at risk.
The Merchant Of Venice at Drayton Arms Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Drayton Arms Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Closes: Saturday 19 October 2019
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


From the team that brought you a 'spunky, ferocious' Romeo and Juliet at The Rose Playhouse, Bankside comes Shakespeare's darkest comedy.


400 years later, the play continues to trouble and challenge us with its world of prejudice and greed.


This world is harsh, and everyone in it is morally grey.


But everyone is human, and the antagonist is the most human and most moving character of all.


Synopsis


'If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge.'


Antonio, an ambitious merchant, needs a loan.


His friend, Bassanio, needs a rich wife in order to clear his debts.


Portia, a wealthy heiress, is reduced to a prize that men must gamble for.


Beneath the golden surface, everyone's at risk, and everyone needs a win.


As for Shylock, the down-trodden money-lender? All he wants is revenge.


In a city run by greed, in the grip of carnival chaos, what price must you pay for love?


Can you hope for justice in a society without tolerance?


And for the outsider, is vengeance the closest he can get to winning?


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 1 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 19 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£14

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Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare

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