RSC Live: The Merchant of Venice

22nd Jul 2015 - 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Merchant of Venice new

Wednesday 22nd July 7.00pm
Royal Shakespeare Company Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare’s uncompromising tragedy.

“The RSC at the very top of its game.”  Evening Standard ? ? ? ? ? 

Running time: 180 mins
Cert: As Live PG

This event is a Royal Shakespeare Company Live screening broadcast to partner cinemas.
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Tickets: £12 / £10 concessions & students
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