About This Show

The Merchant of Venice portrays an emotional tale encompassing friendship, romance, religion and business. Set in the very near future amidst political and financial chaos, society, as we know it, is on the brink of collapse. The stock markets are flat lining; the Euro has collapsed, creating an increasingly cutthroat trading environment for the business community. Venice, with its gondolas, opera and beautiful skies is no longer safe… Meanwhile, beautiful, wealthy Portia finds herself the star of her very own reality TV show, with men playing a ?Game of Chance’ in a battle to win her love. Desperate to help best friend Bassanio win Portia’s hand, fledgling businessman Antonio enters a perilous arrangement with Jewish moneylender Shylock, as he promises a pound of his own flesh. Antonio learns a hard lesson when the revenge-seeking Shylock comes to collect his bond.

Check dates. This event takes place at Brighton Open Air Theatre (B.O.A.T.), Park Dyke Road, Hove BN3 6EH

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 11 July 2018 Final Performance: 14 July 2018


Luke Brady Bassanio
Steffan Cennydd Lorenzo/Old Gobbo/Duke
Cynthia Emeagi Jessica/Morocco
Russell Layton Antonio/Launcelot Gobbo/Prince of Arragon


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