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THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

By William Shakespeare

'All that glisters is not gold'

The privileged heiress Portia is seeking a husband by unconventional means: a suitor merely has to solve a little puzzle to win her hand in marriage. Spendthrift Bassanio longs to be considered by Portia, but how can he impress her, when he is so reckless with the money he borrows? If his close friend Antonio can lend him no more money, who else might be willing to lend a sum on his behalf? And at what cost...?

In this thrilling new production, Shakespeare's controversial masterpiece is transported to 1950s New York, a city where communities are divided by wealth and religion. Featuring the iconic figure of Shylock, one of Shakespeare's most complex characters, The Merchant of Venice is a compelling story of money, love, and prejudice.

“A winning production featuring powerful performances and an imaginative staging”
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