MERCHANT OF VENICE
Performance Dates: Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 July 2018
Performance Venue: Cannizaro Park (Wimbledon)
Director: Matt Bentley
All that glitters is not gold ...
Mayhem Theatre Company returns to Wimbledon following previous sell out productions of Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The beautiful setting of Cannizaro Park will once again provide a stunning backdrop for this year’s open-air performances of Shakespeare's most highly-charged tale.
In Venice, Bassanio needs money in order to woo the wealthy heiress, Portia. Antonio, one of Venice’s leading merchants, promises to help, but to do so must guarantee a loan from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender who drives a very hard bargain. When Antonio’s ships are wrecked, Shylock calls in his gruesome debt, and it’s up to Antonio’s friends to save him.
Performed with amplified sound in the outdoor splendour of the Italian Gardens, Mayhem presents a dramatic new production that beautifully intertwines the conflicting claims of resilience and prejudice, justice and mercy.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/mayhem
Alternatively, if you'd prefer to speak to our front of house staff about the production and book tickets over the phone, please call 07944 630213
SEATING & FACILITIES
Please bring your own seating or rugs. Picnics are welcome. The performance will take place in the Italian Garden area of Cannizaro Park. Stewards will be available to direct audience members from the main gate. Toilets facilities and a cash only bar are available on site.
All performances will feature amplified sound. The venue is accessible for wheelchair users, but please advise us if anyone attending will be using a wheelchair, so that we may arrange the easiest access to the performance area.
We will only cancel a performance if absolutely necessary due to adverse weather conditions. In this instance, if possible, tickets for an alternative performance will be offered. We will not, however, be able to provide monetary refunds.
Portia: Victoria Shepherd
Bassanio: Russell Hughes
Gratiano: Freddie Wride
Shylock: George Still
Antonio: Adrienne Power
Nerissa: Jamie Miller-Hughes
Jessica: Ashiana Pradhan
Old Gobbo/Suitors: Leon Hernandez
Lorenzo: Ben Jones
Launcelot: Maria Jones
Solanio: Kat Novkovic
Salarino: Sophie Shrimpton
Balthasar: Kelly-Marie Ridgers