The Merchant Of Venice

Theatre, Drama Arts Centre Melbourne , Southbank Wednesday July 19 2017 - Sunday July 30 2017
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The Merchant Of Venice
Photograph: Pierre Toussaint
Jessica Tovey, playing Portia

The battle between tolerance and bigotry will be brought to the fore in Bell Shakespeare’s new production starring Mitchell Butel and Jessica Tovey

Mitchell Butel brings Shylock, one of Shakespeare’s most complex, and most quotable, characters to life alongside Jessica Tovey as Portia. Anne-Louise Sarks (MTC's Minnie and Liraz) will direct this powerful new production exploring the tensions between the haves and the have-nots.

More than 400 years after it was written The Merchant of Venice is still a lightning rod for the tensions of our times. As our political leaders increasingly mark what divides rather than unites us, audiences will be challenged to confront the nature of prejudice.

The nine-strong cast also features Fayssal Bazzi, Catherine Davies, Felicity McKay, Eugene Gilfedder, Shiv Palekar, Damien Strouthos, Jo Turner and Jacob Warner.

By: Time Out Promotions


Venue name: Arts Centre Melbourne
Address: 100 St Kilda Rd
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-late; Sat 9am-late; Sun 10am-5pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Flinders Street
Price: $40-$92
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