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The Merchant of Venice

This uncompromising 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.

In her first production with Bell Shakespeare, acclaimed theatre director Anne- Louise Sarks presents a new, contemporary production of the Shakespeare classic, The Merchant Of Venice.

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 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.

More than 400 years after The Merchant Of Venice was written, the taut line between religious law or secular society, righteousness or compassion, tolerance or hate, is still present today.

Featuring three-time Helpmann Award Winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the defiant Shylock, and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, this masterfully envisioned production tackles the biases and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

24 October – 26 November 2017

Sydney Opera House

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Event starts
Tuesday 24 October, 2017
Event Ends
Sunday 26 November, 2017
Venue
Sydney Opera House
Venue Address
Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
Location

Sydney, Sydney

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Category
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