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The Merchant of Venice (FINISHED)
By William Shakespeare ~ Director : Anne-Louise Sarks
Venue: Orange Civic Theatre
Date: Friday 7th July 2017 - Saturday 8th July 2017  7:30 PM
Sessions: Friday 7 July @ 7.30pm Saturday 8 July @ 7.30pm
Prices: Adult $52.00 Concession $48.00 Junior $48.00 Subscriber $44.00
Contact: 02 63938111

'All that glistens is not gold ; Often have you heard that told.' 

~ Act 2 Scene 7


Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it.

Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it.

This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that don’t. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.

Featuring 3-time Helpmann Award winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the defiant Shylock, and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, the production will be directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones and Medea). This masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

Touring nationally July to December 2017.