In a faraway palace, a wealthy heiress is looking for a husband. Back at home, a wealthy merchant is looking for a loan. Everyone’s out to make a killing; but everything comes at a price.
Explosively relocated to Las Vegas, Shakespeare’s most controversial play makes its Almeida debut in a whirlwind of glitter, gambling and greenbacks.
Exciting and enlivening… an outstanding performance by Susannah Fielding.
Revelatory… What is really startling about this production is its non-stop inventiveness.
Flashy, egregious and unflaggingly provocative.
Goold strikes just the right balance in this problematic play.