First look at Ian McDiarmid and cast in rehearsal for The Merchant of Venice
Rupert Goold transfers his RSC production to the Almeida Theatre
Directed by the theatre's artistic director Rupert Goold, this production relocates one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays to the bright lights of Las Vegas in a whirlwind of glitter, gambling and greenbacks.
The company includes Merry Holden, Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree.
This production was originally produced by the RSC and is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Adam Cork, sound by Gregory Clarke, choreography by Scott Ambler and orchestrations by Alex Baranowski.
The Merchant of Venice opens at the Almeida Theatre on 5 December 2014 and runs until 14 February 2015.