Merchant of Venice Storytelling

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Place stereotype under the microscope in this interactive storytelling event for all the family

Venice is a city driven by money and prejudice. When Antonio makes a deal with Shylock to borrow some money, the stakes are high: if he doesn’t pay up on time, the consequences will be horrible!

Who is right? Shylock is Jewish and that’s important, because, in Venice, no-one will take his side.

Helping us to pull all the threads together will be Alex Kanefsky. Alex is an oral storyteller, actor and writer who has told stories in schools, libraries, tents, caravans, forests, pubs, bookshops and museums.

If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?

— The Merchant of Venice, Act III, scene 1

Recommended for ages 5 – 12 years and their families. All children attending an event must be accompanied by an adult.


 Seated £12

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time is approximately 1 hour

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Terms and conditions
A ticket is required for everyone attending over 3 years. Under 3s do not require a ticket if they do not require their own seat.
Child and adult tickets are the same price.
All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

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