2nd Feb 2012 - 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Theatre Tours International present Shylock at the Rose Theatre.  Is he Villain…? Or Victim…? Or someone even more intriguing? Written and directed by Gareth Armstrong. Performed by Guy Masterson.

Tickets £9.00 / £7.00 concessions.

Villain..? Victim..? or is Shylock someone even more intriguing? In this poignant , powerful yet very humorous account, Shylock is explained to us through his (only) friend Tubal via a series of clever impersonations from Pontius Pilate to Edmund Kean, Portia to Dracula, Barabbas to Adolf Hitler. Leading us through the whole of Shylock’s conundrum in The Merchant of Venice – giving a rousing rendition of all of Shylock’s scenes and playing all the characters! – Tubal leaves us with a much deeper understanding of the issues that Jews have faced through history. Perhaps even more importantly, and without preaching or teaching, the play spotlights the plight of any victimised minority.

Gareth Armstrong’s Shylock is one of the world’s most successful solo shows, and here, Guy Masterson, demonstrates its brilliance, honouring one of Shakespeare’s finest creations in a performance that celebrates the beauty of language, the power of history and the magic of theatre!

“Innovative, delightful, exceptional!” -The Independent 

Shylock received a 4 star Edinburgh Festival review.

For details of what’s on this season at the Rose Theatre, visit the Rose Theatre website.

If you’re interested in screenings of great films, see this season’s Short Cuts line-up in the Studio Theatre.

Interested in studying for a degree? Edge Hill University provides degree programmes in subjects including Performing Arts, Film, Media, English, Creative Writing and History. To find out more, please contact the Course Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01695 657000, or by email