The Merchant of Venice: Opening Night in Cardiff

February 7, 2012


Richard Burton Company presents
The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Jamie Garven

Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 February 7.15pm
Matinee Wed 8 February 2.30pm

To win Portia’s hand Bassanio must prove his worth, but his lavish Venetian lifestyle has left him deeply in debt. He turns to his friend Antonio for help. Shylock offers Antonio a loan but demands a pound of flesh in return if it is not repaid in time. So the fairytale becomes a nightmare.

What price Mercy in a world obsessed by profit and poisoned with hatred?

Venue: Richard Burton Theatre

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions

Please note that we recommend that this production is suitable for audiences aged 14+ as it may contain strong language, violent scenes and scenes of a sexual nature. 

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