The Merchant of Venice (1936)
15th March 2023 – 25th March 2023
Prices from £10.00 to £32.00
Tracy-Ann Oberman stars in Shakespeare’s classic The Merchant of Venice (1936)
1936. Fascism is sweeping Europe and the Jewish East End is under threat. Shylock has already fought for survival in Russia and is now fighting for a better future for her daughter, running a small business from a cramped terraced house. Privileged City trader Antonio desperately needs a loan – so desperately that he makes a dangerous bargain with Shylock. But after years of abuse at Antonio’s hands, will Shylock finally take her revenge when the opportunity presents itself? Or will she unexpectedly meet her match in society beauty Portia?
Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) leads an incredible cast as morals, prejudice and power collide in this exciting retelling of one of Shakespeare’s best-known – and most controversial – plays. Join us for this vivid new look at a dark but inspiring chapter in Britain’s history and an exploration of what turns a single working mother to violent revenge.
The Merchant of Venice (1936) is presented by Watford Palace Theatre in association with HOME. Supported by Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions.
There is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the action and be on the front line at the Battle of Cable Street! HOME’s special on-stage seating comprises 3 seats per table and offers a brand-new perspective on The Merchant of Venice!