Merchant Of Venice
Innovatively reframed in the 1930s, William Shakespeare's immortal story of love and revenge comes to life as never before under the guidance of theatrical legend Trevor Nunn (Oklahoma!, Les Miserables). Impoverished noble Bassanio intends to marry beautiful heiress Portia but needs to borrow money from his friend, the wealthy Antonio. Unfortunately, Antonio's assets are tied up, f-rcing him to seek a loan from Shylock, who demands a pound of flesh if the sum is not repaid on time. A shocking twist of fate f-rces all four of the players into a high stakes match of wits and willpower, with Portia donning the disguise of a male lawyer in the powerhouse finale. Featuring a stunning cast led by Notting Hill's Henry Goodman (who won the Olivier and Critics' Circle Theatre awards for this performance), this Royal National Theatre production provides a feast for the soul that will leave you clamoring for more!