Written by William Shakespeare. Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks.
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 who have, and those who don’t.
Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.
Featuring three time Helpmann Award winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the defiant Shylock, and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, the production is directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones and Medea).
This masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.
2 hours and 20 minutes
Age suitability: 13+ years
- Tuesday 3 October 2017, 8pm
- Wednesday 4 October 2017, 8pm
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Bell Shakespeare is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.