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The Merchant of Venice 1936

Until March 23, 2024

Striking and impactful

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Why See The Merchant of Venice 1936?

PlaysShakespeare

Tracy-ann Oberman is shylock

One of Shakespeare's most memorable characters, the embittered money lender Shylock, returns in a wholly new setting, as The Merchant of Venice is transported to 1930s London for a compelling reimagining in the West End by the Royal Shakespeare Company! Featuring Dr. Who and Eastenders star Tracy-Ann Oberman in the role of Shylock, this profound production explores how the classic work would play out during at a crucial period of British history.

A searing portrait of intolerance and the lure of money, it might surprise you to learn that The Merchant of Venice is in fact noted as a comedy in the First Folio. With this version's Shylock a headstrong businesswoman building a future for her child, it's a tale of drive, authority and the interplay of politics and social turbulence.

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Dates

Opening night: 15 February 2024

Audience

12+

Run time

Two hours with interval

And before you stop reading

This is an adaptation of the original text, which contains themes of racism, including anti-Semitism.

MASKS

You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

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