The Merchant of Venice
Is the pursuit of love worth a pound of flesh? In Shakespeare’s dark comedy the value of a promise is stretched to its limit in a society of endless masks.
The Sainsbury Theatre
£14 (£7 concessions)*
28 Nov-4 Dec
About the show
When Venetian Duke, Antonio, lends his friend Bassanio 3,000 ducats to help him woo the woman he wants to marry, he doesn’t dream he will end up having to repay his debt with his own flesh. But, when he takes out a loan with Jewish moneylender Shylock, that is exactly the bond he is asked to promise.
As Antonio’s ability to pay back his debt is hampered, Venetian society holds its breath to see how far Shylock will really go to see the bond fulfilled. Will he really demand his pound of flesh?
In Shakespeare’s dark comedy the value of a promise is stretched to its limit in a society of endless masks, directed by James Yeatman.
James Yeatman is Artistic Director of Kandinsky Theatre Company, and a freelance theatre director, writer and dramaturg. His theatre credits include Luddites (Royal Exchange), Dinomania (Kandinsky/New Diorama), Lionboy (Tricycle Theatre, Broadway and International Tour). As co-director and writer his credits include The Kid Stays in the Picture (Royal Court), Beware of Pity (Schaubühne Berlin). James was associate director for Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Barbican/St Ann’s Warehouse), Chimerica (Harold Pinter Theatre) and The Master and Margarita (Barbican/European Tour).
Duke / Balthazar
Imogen Mackie Walker
Pricing and concessions
Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office.
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