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The Merchant of Venice

‘The world is still deceived by ornament’

Venice is a multi-cultural melting pot and the trading centre of the world, a place where everything has a value. High stakes are placed on beauty and choices are made on appearance rather than reality.

But when one of three boxes holds all you’ve ever wanted, should you really decide on looks alone?

First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice is a new production specially created for 7-13 year olds. Directed by Robin Belfield, it uses an edited version of the original text to bring Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy to life in just 90 minutes. 

In collaboration with our regional theatre partners and Associate Schools, this production also sees 24 young actors from the RSC’s Next Generation Company take on the parts of Jessica and Lorenzo, the two young people caught up in a clash between family, money and culture.


Schedule

Date Time
Monday 30th September7pm
Tuesday 1st October10.30am
Tuesday 1st October7pm
Wednesday 2nd October10.30am
Wednesday 2nd October2pm
Thursday 3rd October10.30am
Friday 4th October10.30am
Saturday 5th October10.30am

Contact information and location

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Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon,

Tel: 01789 331111

Website: https://www.rsc.org.uk/first-encounters-the-merchant-of-veni

Contact Information

Tel: 01789 331111

Prices

£10.00

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