The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre
Wed 29 Nov- Sat 2 Dec 2023
Closed
Natalie Roles and Ashley Gunstock, two actors from The Bill, will be going head-to-head, as the merchant and the moneylender in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Poetic Justice Productions presents Shakespeare's most controversial play, echoing not only the period in which it was written but that of today's Britain: the wealthy few have power and the outsider, considered to be dangerous, must be kept in line.
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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Wed 29 Nov- Sat 2 Dec 2023
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
1 hour 50 minutes incl. interval
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Thu at 14:00
Sat at 14:45
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In a city run by greed, gripped in a Halloween chaos, what price must you pay for love? Can one hope for justice in a society without tolerance? Or is vengeance the closest the outsider can get to acceptance?

The Merchant of Venice

"If it will feed nothing else, it will feed my revenge."

Set against the backdrop of modern-day working shipping docks, Antonia, is a wealthy Merchant desperately in need of funds. Her friend, Bassanio, needs a rich wife to clear his debts. Portia, a wealthy heiress, reduced to a prize for which men must gamble, appears to be the perfect solution. 

Beneath the charmed surface, all are at risk and everyone needs a win. As for Shylock, the despised and alienated moneylender? Is he the answer to Antonia's prayers or will he seek revenge against the community that has never accepted but only rejected him? 

And like Shakespeare we ask:

"How in an avaricious society can truth and justice be achieved if there is no love?"

Directed by Alex Pearson

Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
Wimbledon Rail, Tube (District Line & Tramlink Station). South Wimbledon Tube Station (Northern Line).
The Box Office is open for 30 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
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Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre

Wed 29 Nov- Sat 2 Dec 2023
93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QG, UK
1 hour 50 minutes incl. interval
Wed - Sat at 19:45
Thu at 14:00
Sat at 14:45
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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