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The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare, Directed by Rupert Goold

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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.


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

Jamie Beamish
Rebecca Brewer
Susannah Fielding
Scott Handy
Merry Holden
Ian McDiarmid
Caroline Martin
Vinta Morgan
Vincenzo Nicoli
Emily Plumtree
Finlay Robertson
Raphael Sowole
Tim Steed
Jonathan Tafler
Anthony Welsh
Tom Weston-Jones