The Merchant of Venice
On a national and international tour then playing a limited run in the Globe Theatre
Tuesday 4 October – Saturday 15 October 2016
|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|
Originally produced by
Duke of Venice/Tubal
Prince of Arragon/Stephano
Prince of Morocco
Please note: this production has now closed
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’.
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.
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.