Theatre (drama, historical)

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  • Assembly Rooms - Drawing Room
  • 12:40
  • Aug 22
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Grist to the Mill Productions Ltd
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 12 and above (12+)(Strong Language)
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


With Bassanio murdered, Gratiano is forced to revisit his fascist past. He was never the hero, but did he play the villain? In a challenging sequel to William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, set amongst the turmoil of post-war Italy, we read between the lines of Shakespeare's classic tale to explore the politics of prejudice. 'A masterful performance... testament to Ericson's growing magnificence as a modern playwright and performer' ***** ( 'Ericson's elegant fable reaches out beyond today's xenophobes and ultra-nationalists and speaks with integrity while we laugh our socks off' ***** (

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