This show is part of Collected Works 2017
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.
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
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160 minutes inclusive of interval.
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