The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice – 22nd to 24th May

This year’s Lower School (Years 7-10) Play is The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.

Tickets are now available from Senior School reception for this year’s production which will be on Wednesday 22nd May, Thursday 23rd May and Friday 24th May at 7pm in the School’s Hutton Theatre.

Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, lends three thousand ducats to his friend Bassanio in order to assist him in his wooing of the wealthy and beautiful Portia of Belmont, an estate some distance from Venice. Antonio’s own money is tied up in business ventures that depend on the safe return of his ships from sea, so he borrows the money from Shylock, a moneylender whom he has previously insulted for his high rates of interest.

The stage is then set for a trial of life and death; will Antonio repay his debt, or will help arrive from a very unlikely quarter?

Tickets cost £5 adults and £3 concessions and can by purchased or reserved from Senior School reception, tel: 01902 421326.