The Merchant of Venice

The Courtyard, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, London

When:Event passed!
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Tue 18th Sep 2012 to
Sun 30th Sep 2012

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Where:The Courtyard, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, London N1 6EU
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday - Sunday: 19.30
Picture of The Merchant of Venice

About the event

After the success of last year’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Goodmann Productions return to The Courtyard with one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice.

The Merchant of Venice portrays an emotional tale encompassing friendship, romance, religion and business. Set in the very near future amidst political and financial chaos, society, as we know it, is on the brink of collapse. The stock markets are flat lining; the Euro has collapsed, creating an increasingly cutthroat trading environment for the business community. Venice, with its gondolas, opera and beautiful skies is no longer safe…

Meanwhile, beautiful, wealthy Portia finds herself the star of her very own reality TV show, with men playing a ‘Game of Chance’ in a battle to win her love. Desperate to help best friend Bassanio win Portia’s hand, fledgling businessman Antonio enters a perilous arrangement with Jewish moneylender Shylock, as he promises a pound of his own flesh. Antonio learns a hard lesson when the revenge-seeking Shylock comes to collect his bond.

With a vibrant cast and contemporary theme, this modern retelling of a Shakespeare classic is not to be missed.

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