The Merchant of Venice 1936

Ambition, power and political unrest explode onto the stage in The Merchant of Venice 1936, direct from the RSC. Starring Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEndersDoctor Who) as Shylock, Gavin Fowler (Theatre includes Henry V (GSC), A Christmas Carol (RSC)) and Nancy Farino (Theatre includes Dare You Say Please (King’s Head Theatre))Shakespeare’s classic is transported to 1930s Britain in this “striking and impactful” (Guardian) new production that “makes theatre history” (The Telegraph), from acclaimed director Brigid Larmour.

Tensions in London’s East End are rising and Shylock, a resilient single mother and hard-working businesswoman, is desperate to protect her daughter’s future. When the charismatic merchant Antonio comes to her for a loan, a high-stakes deal is struck. Will Shylock take her revenge, and who will pay the ultimate price?

There will be an exclusive post-show Q&A led by Tracy-Ann Oberman and members of the cast after the Wed 1 Nov, 7.30pm performance. Tickets for the performance will be required to attend. 

Don’t miss this unforgettable, electrifying new production of The Merchant of Venice, a “fascinating and timely” (Daily Mail) reminder of a key moment in British history.


Oct 31 2023 - Nov 04 2023


7:30 pm




New Theatre


New Theatre