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Performance

VenueRose Theatre Kingston
TownKingston
CountySurrey
From3rd November 2020
To14th November 2020
What is currently on at Rose Theatre Kingston (V051452426)

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of VeniceT01666523909
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.
Author Shakespeare


Archive :: production:T01666523909, play:S01680904621, venue:V051452426

Production details

It is London in 1936 - fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End. Shylock (Tracy Ann Oberman - Eastenders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) is a survivor of anti-Semitic pogroms in Russia. A widow, she runs a small business from her dark and cramped terraced house in Cable Street, hoping to give daughter Jessica a better future. When aristocratic anti-semite Antonio desperately needs a loan, he makes a dangerous bargain with this woman he has spat on in the street. Will Shylock, bitter from a life plagued by racism and abuse, take her revenge? A vivid evocation of our history, and a warning for our times. Postponed due to COVID-19

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