BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY ANNE-LOUISE SARKS
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.
REGIONAL ACCESS WORKSHOPS
Once again in 2017 Bell Shakespeare and Her Majesty’s are offering schools attending The Merchant of Venice the chance to participate in Regional Access Workshops. To be held at the Ballarat Mining Exchange on Tuesday 6 June, teachers are invited to visit hermaj.com/education or contact the theatre for bookings and further information.
JOHN BELL SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS
Applications for the John Bell Scholarship are also invited from students aged 16 and over (as of 31/12/16) and still at High School full time in 2017.
Date & Time
THURSDAY 13 JULY
Under 30 $25
Family (2A/2C) $135
Silver and Bronze reserves also available.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Bell Shakespeare is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW