Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice
Directed by Edward Hall
Designed by Michael Pavelka
The Merchant of Venice is an uncompromising tale of greed and revenge. When Bassanio falls in love with the wealthy Portia, he becomes imprisoned in a bargain with a ruthless moneylender. A pound of flesh is sought, and time is fast running out to untangle the trap of his own making.
This pocket-sized version of the critically acclaimed 2009 production brings one of Shakespeare’s darkest comedies to life in the way only Propeller can.
Under the direction of Edward Hall, Propeller is an all-male company that brings Shakespeare’s texts to life with their trademark clear, humorous and enlightening style.
After an enticing hour, audiences are invited into the performance space with the actors to express their response to the show in the freest way possible.
Pocket Merchant provides an inspiring introduction not only to Shakespeare, but also to the highest quality English theatre around.
Suitable for 11 to 80 years plus.
Running time 1 hour, plus a 40 minute talkback.
Part of the Havant Literary Festival