7th November to 11th November . 7:30PM Tue - Sat / Wed, Thu & Sat matinees 2.30PM .
£15.50 - £30 full price | £13 - £27.50 concessions

Trafalgar Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson Productions i
n association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, presents the Watford Palace Theatre & Home Manchester production of 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 (Eastenders, Doctor Who) as Shylock, 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? 

If you prick us do we not bleed?

If you poison us do we not die?
And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

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.

Photography credit: 
Marc Brenner

Find out more about this production on the extended storytelling platform.

'A career-defining performance from Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock'  All That Dazzles

'Striking’ ★★★★ The Guardian

'Magnetic' ★★★★ The Stage

‘Urgent’ ★★★★ Whatsonstage

★★★★ Financial Times

★★★★ London Theatre Review

★★★★ The Reviews Hub

'Brigid Larmour's production is bold and moving' Whatsonstage

'Makes theatre history; potent and insightful'

The producers of The Merchant of Venice 1936 are committed to providing a secure and welcoming environment for all guests with enhanced security and bag checks. No large bags or rucksacks will be allowed in the building, and you will need to show your ticket (either on a mobile or as a print out) before you can enter the venue. Our staff will be extra vigilant and are committed to your safety; we kindly request your cooperation in adhering to any security measures in place. 

Running time: 2 hours, including interval

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