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'A finely balanced, intelligent production'
The Times 

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'Jonathan Pryce is electrifyingly good'
Time Out


'The Globe at its best'
The Mail on Sunday

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The Merchant of Venice

On a national and international tour then playing a limited run in the Globe Theatre

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Tuesday 4 October – Saturday 15 October 2016

Globe Theatre

Tickets Running Time
Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre Approx. 2 hours 45 mins including an interval

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Director
Jonathan Munby

Designer
Mike Britton

Composer
Jules Maxwell

Originally produced by
Dominic Dromgoole 

Cast


Stefan Adegbola
Launcelot Gobbo

Andy Apollo
Lorenzo

Raj Bajaj
Solanio

Jolyon Coy
Gratiano

Dan Fredenburgh
Bassanio

Ignatius Anthony
Duke of Venice/Tubal

Colin Haigh
Balthasar

John Hastings
Ensemble

Christopher Logan
Prince of Arragon/Stephano 

Dominic Mafham
Antonio 

Brian Martin
Salarino 

Dorothea Myer-Bennett
Nerissa 

Rachel Pickup
Portia 

Jonathan Pryce 
Shylock

Phoebe Pryce
Jessica 

Giles Terera
Prince of Morocco

Meghan Tyler
Ensemble

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Please note: this production has now closed

Synopsis


In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt to win the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if they should fail, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio shall give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.

Background


In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, justice and mercy, while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre. A revival of the thrilling 2015 Globe production with Jonathan Pryce as Shylock. 

Sold out performances


Some performances are now sold out. Any returned tickets are sold in order to a returns queue which will start approximately 90 minutes before each performance. Only cash will be accepted. The returns queue will be formed by the main foyer entrance. We cannot guarantee that there will be any returned tickets for any performance.

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Meet the Cast →

Exclusively for Friends & Patrons and their guests, these sessions take place after a matinee performance for many plays in the Globe Theatre and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons.  All cast members are invited to come along and share with you their experience of working at the Globe and you might even hear some backstage secrets...

Date & Time: Thursday 13 October, Approx. 20 minutes after the end of the matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Tickets: 
£3 for Friends & Patrons and your guests, including a glass or wine/soft drink.

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