After last year’s sell out production of Much Ado About Nothing, the Bedouin Shakespeare Company bring The Merchant of Venice to London’s West End.
Can the romantic, fairy-tale world of Belmont triumph over the hard-headed, hedonistic and cut-throat city of Venice? Can love temper, soothe and outlive prejudice and intolerance? Can mercy overcome the destructive force of bitter revenge? Can music, joy and laughter conquer the ever-present threat of looming tragedy?
Worlds collide, shatter and renew in Bedouin Shakespeare Company’s gender-balanced rework of one of Shakespeare’s most popular, challenging and thought-provoking plays.
First performed at the stunning Silvano Toti Globe Theatre in Rome, with their signature touring style of minimalist set, a handful of instruments and a tonne of characters to multi-role, this exciting new production directed by Chris Pickles promises to be an evening not to be missed.