The Merchant of Venice in Melbourne, 19th August 2017

Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it.

Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it.

This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that don’t.

Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.

Featuring 3 time Helpmann Award winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the defiant Shylock, and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, the production will be directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones and Medea).

This masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

Wriiten by William Shakespeare.

Duration: 165 minutes, including interval

Ticket Prices:
Member from $52.50
Adult from $60
Concession from $55
U30 from $27

Please note: This show contains Live Captioning.

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