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Theatres in London are currently closed. In the West End, the closure will continue at least until 26 April.


The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.



The Merchant of Venice


It is London in 1936. Fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End.
The Merchant of Venice at the Rose Theatre Kingston

Image courtesy Rose Theatre Kingston


Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Rose Theatre Kingston
Starts: Tue 3 November 2020
Closes: Sat 14 November 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


It is London in 1936.


Fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End.


Shylock (Tracy-Ann Oberman - Eastenders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) is a survivor of anti-Semitic pogroms in Russia.


A widow, she runs a small business from her dark and cramped terraced house in Cable Street, hoping to give daughter Jessica a better future.


When aristocratic Antonio desperately needs a loan, he makes a dangerous bargain with this woman he has spat on in the street.


Will Shylock, bitter from a life plagued by racism and abuse, take her revenge?

A vivid evocation of our history, and a warning for our times.


Background


This production is a collaboration between five leading theatres as a creative response to antisemitism in Britain. 

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Theatre


Name:


Postal address:
24-26 High Street
Kingston KT1 1HL

Box office tel: 020 8174 0090

Box office email: Send Mail

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 3 November 2020

Press night:Wednesday 4 November 2020

Closes:Saturday 14 November 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Standard:
£15 to £40

Concessions:
£8 to £30

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Cast


Starring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock

Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Brigid Larmour
Production: Rose Theatre, Leeds Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Watford Palace Theatre

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