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The Merchant of Venice archiveThe Merchant of Venice portrays an emotional tale encompassing friendship, romance, religion and business. Set in the very near future amidst political and financial chaos, society, as we know it, is on the brink of collapse. The stock markets are flat lining; the Euro has collapsed, creating an increasingly cutthroat trading environment for the business community. Venice, with its gondolas, opera and beautiful skies is no longer safe... Meanwhile, beautiful, wealthy Portia finds herself the star of her very own reality TV show, with men playing a ?Game of Chance' in a battle to win her love. Desperate to help best friend Bassanio win Portia's hand, fledgling businessman Antonio enters a perilous arrangement with Jewish moneylender Shylock, as he promises a pound of his own flesh. Antonio learns a hard lesson when the revenge-seeking Shylock comes to collect his bond.
Performers Wyllie Longmore (Antonio), David Fielder (Shylock), Jenny Platt (Nerissa), Emily Pithon (Portia).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Octagon Theatre Bolton. Director Mark Babych. Design Tom Scutt.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1948116297. Details of all The Merchant of Venice archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01680904621

Archive Listings

18 Sep 08
to
11 Oct 08
Octagon Theatre
Bolton
Greater Manchester

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