Go to The Merchant of Venice 13–21 October 2017

This show is part of Collected Works 2017

Show details:

Synopsis

13–21 October 2017



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“ALL THAT GLISTERS IS NOT GOLD; OFTEN HAVE YOU HEARD THAT TOLD” ACT II SC VII

Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it.

Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it.

This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that have not. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.

More than 400 years after The Merchant of Venice was written, the taut line between religious law or secular society, righteousness or compassion, tolerance or hate, is still present in our lives today. Featuring three-time Helpmann Award winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the uncompromising and defiant Shylock, Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones and Medea), this production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

Dates

Friday 13 October, 7.30pm

Saturday 14 October, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 15 October, 4pm

Tuesday 17 October, 6.30pm

Wednesday 18 October, 6.30pm

Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm

Friday 20 October, 7.30pm

Saturday 21 October, 2pm & 7.30pm

Credits


PRESENTED BY
Bell Shakespeare

WRITER
William Shakespeare

DIRECTOR
Anne-Louise Sarks

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Michael Hankin

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Paul Jackson


COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER
Max Lyandvert

VOICE COACH
Jess Chambers

WITH
Fayssal Bazzi
Mitchell Butel
Catherine Davies
Eugene Gilfedder
Shiv Palekar
Damien Strouthos
Jessica Tovey
Jo Turner
Jacob Warner

 

Details

Presented By:
Bell Shakespeare

Category:
Theatre

Duration
:
160 minutes inclusive of interval.

Warning:
TBC

Suit children?:
TBC

Venue:
The Playhouse


Additional Information:
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.

Access

Tactile TourTACTILE TOUR
Saturday 21 October, 1pm

Audio DescribedAUDIO DESCRIBED
Saturday 21 October, 2pm

Closed CaptionedCAPTIONED
Saturday 21 October, 2pm

Take Part

GO BEYOND THE EXPERIENCE
The power of performing arts is increased when patrons engage actively with the stories above and beyond their experience in the auditorium.

Take PartIN CONVERSATION
Sunday 15 October, 1–2pm (free event)

Seating Plan

Video

 

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