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The Merchant of Venice | Globe
The Merchant of Venice | Globe Tickets

The Merchant of Venice | Globe Tickets

18 Feb 2022 - 9 Apr 2022

The Merchant of Venice | Globe Information

Director Abigail Graham shines candlelight on Shakespeare's complex exploration of prejudice, patriarchy and capitalism in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

In a society that exploits minorities to keep the majority in power, identity is everything.

When ostracised Jewish moneylender, Shylock, chases a debt he is rightfully owed, it exposes the fault lines of a culture built on religious and moral hypocrisy.

The Merchant of Venice, is Shakespeare's complex exploration of prejudice, patriarchy and capitalism. Director Abigail Graham, brings together the personal and political in this re-imagining of Shylock's play.

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Opening date

February 18th, 2022

Closing date

April 9th, 2022

Booking from

February 18th, 2022

Booking until

April 9th, 2022


Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Cast and creative

By: William Shakespeare
Director: Abigail Graham
Cast list: Raymond Anum, Daniel Bowerbank, Ben Caplan, Michael Gould, Michael Marcus, Sophie Melville, Adrian Schiller, Tripti Tripuraneni, Aaron Vodovoz, Eleanor Wyld
Design: Sarah Beaton
Costume: Alexandra Khariban

Our review

Shakespeare’s most vexed “comedy”, so-called because of the commingling of couples at the final curtain, has a new ruthlessness worthy of its venal landscape. Heavily cut and reordered so as to foreground the grievous fate that is meted out to the moneylender Shylock and its effect on his traitorous daughter Jessica, Abigail Graham’s staging of The Merchant of Venice jettisons the often-ludicrous closing act, in the process laying bare a play that on this evidence occupies much the same fearsome...

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