The Merchant Of Venice

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An unflinching new production of The Merchant of Venice is told by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

In a world where money turns the wheels, men call the shots, and your religion or race can open or close doors, some win and some lose.

If Jewish Shylock plays by the rules, will he win?

If his daughter Jessica joins the rule-makers, can she lose?

Unless the powerful few simply change the game to suit themselves.

Director Abigail Graham (MUM, Soho) and the company reclaim Shakespeare’s disturbing tale. Looking at the story in a contemporary context, the production asks us to confront and question our own prejudices in the here and now.

This production contains racism, including antisemitism and anti-black racism. It also includes strong language, scenes of a sexual nature, flash photography and loud noises.


Galleries (Seating) £59 – £15
Standing £5

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval

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Part of Winter 2021/22

Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures

We are See It Safely approved by Official London Theatre. This certifies that we are complying with the latest Government and industry guidelines to provide a Covid-secure environment for all our artists, staff, and visitors.


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Rehearsal Trailer (2022)

[IMAGE] Two actors stand close behind each other in the dark shadows. One is wearing a three piece suit, and holding a lit tapered candle that drips wax over their hand. The other is wearing a purple knitted jumper, and holds a lit match. Watch video




Introducing The Merchant Of Venice company & creatives.