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Watford Palace Theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Rose Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Leeds Playhouse present a ground-breaking production of Shakespeare’s classic

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Tue 28 Feb - Sat 11 Mar 2023, 2.30pm, 3pm & 7.30pm


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Watford Palace Theatre
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20 Clarendon Road Watford, Hertfordshire WD17 1JZ

About The Merchant of Venice 1936

Watford Palace Theatre presents a ground-breaking production of Shakespeare’s classic, The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Brigid Larmour, and starring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock. It is London in 1936 – fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End. Shylock (Tracy-Ann Oberman – Eastenders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) is a survivor of anti-Semitic pogroms in Russia. A widow, she runs a small business from her dark and cramped terraced house in Cable Street, hoping to give daughter Jessica a better future. When aristocratic anti-semite Antonio desperately needs a loan, he makes a dangerous bargain with this woman he has spat on in the street. Will Shylock, bitter from a life plagued by racism and abuse, take her revenge? A vivid evocation of our history, and a warning for our times.