RSC: The Merchant of Venice
A chance to see one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated works, performed by the highly acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company.
Bassanio asks his friend, Venetian merchant Antonio, to lend him three thousand ducats to finance his wooing of the lovely Portia of Belmont. But since Antonio’s wealth is tied up in seafaring business ventures, he borrows the cash from moneylender Shylock. Thanks to simmering racial tensions, there’s no love lost between the two men. Shylock insists on a bond stipulating that if the debt is not repaid by an agreed date, he will take a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Then news arrives that Antonio’s ships have been lost at sea…
Following the success of her recent production of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island at the National Theatre, award-winning British theatre director Polly Findlay brings us this stunning performance of one of Shakespeare’s most notable works.
Tickets on Sale 10th June 2015
PLEASE NOTE; As the theatre lounge will be closed for renovations, there will be no bar or ice cream service at this performance. Any one needing to use the lift, will be escorted around the building to a side door in order to get to the lift. The only toilets available for use will be upstairs.
For more information visit www.octagonfilms.org.uk