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The Merchant of Venice

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
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It is London in 1936 – fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End.

Shylock (Tracy Ann ObermanEastenders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) is a survivor of anti-Semitic pogroms in Russia. A widow, she runs a small business from her dark and cramped terraced house in Cable Street, hoping to give daughter Jessica a better future.

When aristocratic anti-semite Antonio desperately needs a loan, he makes a dangerous bargain with this woman he has spat on in the street. Will Shylock, bitter from a life plagued by racism and abuse, take her revenge?

A vivid evocation of our history, and a warning for our times.

Presented by Leeds Playhouse, Watford Palace Theatre, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston.

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Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Tue 20 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Signed Performance
Wed 21 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 22 Oct 20
02:00 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 22 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Fri 23 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 24 Oct 20
02:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 24 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Tue 27 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Captioned Performance
Wed 28 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 29 Oct 20
02:00 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Thu 29 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Audio Description Performance
Fri 30 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Sat 31 Oct 20
02:30 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Audio Description Performance
Sat 31 Oct 20
07:45 PM
£32.00-£14.00*
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
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Major funders
Arts Council England Leeds City Council The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Principal Capital and Families Partner
Caddick Developments
Principal Capital and Access Partner
Irwin Mitchell Solicitors