The Merchant Of Venice: Bell Shakespeare

Let Australia’s foremost Shakespeare company take you to surprising places.

Bell Shakespeare presents

The Merchant Of Venice

By William Shakespeare
Director Anne-Louise Sarks

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

Act 2 Scene 7

Shakespeare. Whether you love or loathe the Bard there’s no denying his place as one of the greatest writers in the English language. Bell Shakespeare – one of the world’s foremost producers of his work – turn convention on its head and take audiences to surprising places in this politically charged modern day interpretation.

This masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

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.

“Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company”
Herald Sun

“Another reason for us to be grateful to Bell Shakespeare for bringing us fine productions of some of the greatest works of the world’s theatre”
The West Australian

TICKETS
Standard $65
Concession $60
Or subscribe & save!

DURATION

2hrs 30mins

2017 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES – BUY MORE AND SAVE!

Adult Concession Purchase Saving*
4 Pack $188 $168 BUY NOW Up to $87
6 Pack $252 $222 BUY NOW $53-$153
8 Pack $320 $280 BUY NOW  $115-$200

*Savings based on single ticket price

Want a bigger pack? Contact our Box Office (02 4723 7600) and we’ll be happy to help.

SINGLE TICKETS

Standard $65
Concession $60

Buy Tickets »

 

CREATIVE TEAM

By William Shakespeare
Director Anne-Louise Sarks
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Voice Coach Jess Chambers
Dramaturg Benedict Hardie

WITH

Fayssal Bazzi
Mitchell Butel
Catherine Davies
Eugene Gilfedder
Felicity McKay
Shiv Palekar
Damien Strouthos
Jessica Tovey
Jo Turner
Jacob Warner

 

 

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  • Friday, Oct 6 2017 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7 2017 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7 2017 7:30pm

Bell Shakespeare presents

The Merchant Of Venice

By William Shakespeare
Director Anne-Louise Sarks

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

Act 2 Scene 7

Shakespeare. Whether you love or loathe the Bard there’s no denying his place as one of the greatest writers in the English language. Bell Shakespeare – one of the world’s foremost producers of his work – turn convention on its head and take audiences to surprising places in this politically charged modern day interpretation.

This masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

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.

“Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company”
Herald Sun

“Another reason for us to be grateful to Bell Shakespeare for bringing us fine productions of some of the greatest works of the world’s theatre”
The West Australian

TICKETS
Standard $65
Concession $60
Or subscribe & save!

DURATION

2hrs 30mins

2017 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES – BUY MORE AND SAVE!

Adult Concession Purchase Saving*
4 Pack $188 $168 BUY NOW Up to $87
6 Pack $252 $222 BUY NOW $53-$153
8 Pack $320 $280 BUY NOW  $115-$200

*Savings based on single ticket price

Want a bigger pack? Contact our Box Office (02 4723 7600) and we’ll be happy to help.

SINGLE TICKETS

Standard $65
Concession $60

Buy Tickets »

 

CREATIVE TEAM

By William Shakespeare
Director Anne-Louise Sarks
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Voice Coach Jess Chambers
Dramaturg Benedict Hardie

WITH

Fayssal Bazzi
Mitchell Butel
Catherine Davies
Eugene Gilfedder
Felicity McKay
Shiv Palekar
Damien Strouthos
Jessica Tovey
Jo Turner
Jacob Warner

 

 

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through  the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Bell Shakespeare is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

provides a focal point for performing arts activity in the Western Sydney Region