Shylock is a proud and defiant man. But when he demands a severe debt to be repaid he becomes a victim of his own intransigence and most seriously, the prejudice of others. Kiklos Teatro from Padua, Italy presents an international cast (with supporting chorus of puppets!) in this non-stop, slapstick, bustling version of Shakespeare's provocative comedy. Drawing on the local traditions of Commedia Del L'Arte, strong characterisation and bold visual imagery combine to create a Venice which is both contemporary and tangible.
Company: Kiklos Teatro
Director: Malachi Bogdanov