The Merchant of Venice


Venice is thriving, it is the trading centre of the world, where money can buy anything and where fame, love and women are commodities. It is also divided by racist bigotry and abuse.
The Merchant of Venice at CLF Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: CLF Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 17 September 2019
Closes: Saturday 28 September 2019
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


'… the trade and profit of the city


Consisteth of all nations.'


Venice is thriving, it is the trading centre of the world, where money can buy anything and where fame, love and women are commodities.


It is also divided by racist bigotry and abuse.


In the dark streets of the ghetto, a renowned Jewish financier agrees to lend a vast sum of money to a wealthy Christian merchant.


But the money isn't for him, it's for a young stud, a Christian bounty-hunter who's set his sights on a trip to a love island to win the prize of a wealthy heiress.


'All that glisters is not gold'


Behind the glittering world of gold, lies the heart of Antonio the Merchant whose bond with the Jew Shylock, flippantly made, promises a pound of his own flesh if his ships fail to return.


Kate Littlewood directs this new production of Shakespeare's strikingly contemporary play.


Staged across two spaces, the audience will inhabit the segregated worlds of the play.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Block A Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane
Peckham
London SE15 4ST

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 17 September 2019

Closes:Saturday 28 September 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm (23 Sept)

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm (27 Sept)

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
-

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Kate Littlewood
Production: To The Elephant

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