The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare, Directed by Rupert Goold
5 Dec 2014 & 14 Feb 2015
In a faraway palace, a wealthy heiress is looking for a husband. Back at home, a wealthy merchant is looking for a loan. Everyone’s out to make a killing; but everything comes at a price.
Explosively relocated to Las Vegas, Shakespeare’s most controversial play makes its Almeida debut in a whirlwind of glitter, gambling and greenbacks.
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold brings his groundbreaking production of The Merchant of Venice to the Almeida.
“Among the most exciting productions of the last decade.”
Michael Billington, The Guardian
The Merchant of Venice is presented by arrangement with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
CAST & CREATIVES
Director Rupert Goold
Design Tom Scutt
Lighting Rick Fisher
Music Adam Cork
Sound Gregory Clarke
Choreography Scott Ambler
Music Associate and Orchestrations Alex Baranowski
Video Nina Dunn and Jack Henry James
Casting Ginny Schiller CDG
Associate Director Lisa Blair
Associate Designer Holly Pigott
Costume Supervisor Joanna Relf
Associate Musical Director Jim Hustwit
Associate Choreographer Shelby Williams
Video Associate Louise Rhoades-Brown
Dialect Coach Rick Lipton
Fight Director Rachel Bown-Williams of RC-Annie Ltd