The Merchant of Venice18th September 2012 to 30th September 2012 - 7.30pm (No Monday Performances)
Company: Goodmann Productions
Director: Petina Hapgood & Sharon Burrell
After last year’s successful “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Goodmann Productions return to The Courtyard this year with one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays!
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
The not-too-distant future. Political and financial turmoil rages across Europe. Society, as we know it, is on the brink of collapse. The stock markets are flat- lining; the Euro has collapsed, creating an increasingly cut-throat trading environment for the business community. Venice, with its gondolas, opera and beautiful skies is no longer safe...
Amidst the chaos, Antonio, pledges a pound of his own flesh to a moneylender, Shylock, to help his best friend Bassanio win Portia’s hand in a “Game of Chance”. Antonio learns a hard lesson in loyalty, humanity, friendship and prejudice when the revenge-seeking Shylock comes to collect the bond.
This vibrant, visionary, production played out by a terrific ensemble cast and directed by Petina Hapgood and Sharon Burrell will leave you on the edge of your seats... This one is definitely not to be missed!