Dave chats with director Maeve Mhairi MacGregor about the upcoming production of The Merchant of Venice at the Peacock Theatre

Bassiano goes to his best friend for a loan to finance his wooing of the beautiful Portia, an heiress worth her weight in gold. With all his capital tied up in sea trade, Antonio contracts himself to the usurer and Jew, Shylock: for three thousand ducats or a pound of flesh, due in three months.

As Antonio’s ships sink, Bassiano woos his lady, and Shylock is tested to her limits, the powers of love and money and the unending cycles of finance and violence will be interrogated in this production of one of Shakespeare’s most confronting plays.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Maeve Mhairi MacGregor
Starring Sara Pensalfini, Emesha Rudolf, Robert Maxwell, Martin Spurway-Smith, Jared Goldsmith, Jessica Davies, Connor Carthy, Katherine Tucker, Jane Hamilton-Foster, Paul Levett, Eri Konishi, Rob Braslin, Kallista Adkins & Victoria Bremner

Venue:
Peacock Theatre
77 Salamanca Place, Hobart

Dates and Times:
Thursday 4 August at 7.30pm (Door Sales only)
Friday 5 August at 8.00pm
Saturday 6 August at 7.30pm
Tuesday 9 August at 7.30pm
Wednesday 10 August at 7.30pm
Thursday 11 August at 7.30pm
Friday 12 August at 8.00pm
Saturday 13 August at 7.30pm

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Prices:
Adults $25.00
Concession $20.00
Group (10+) $15.00
(NB: Internet Booking Fees apply)

Duration:
2 hours