The Merchant of Venice

Date(s) - 19 Aug 2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Frankston Arts Centre

GoTheatrical! open captioned performance of The Merchant of Venice on Saturday, 19 August 2017 at 7.30pm at Frankston Arts Centre, Victoria.

Booking Details:

If you are using our own mobile/tablet device to view the live captions, please ensure you have downloaded our GoTheatrical! App from the App Store or GooglePlay.  There are a limited number of tablets available for loan at the venue so if you would like to borrow one, please let staff know at the time of booking your ticket so that a device can be reserved for you.

About the Production:

Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Director Anne-Louise Sarks

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 three 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.

Please note:

  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
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