There will be two opportunities to witness Shakespeare’s classic play The Merchant of Venice the year - the play is set to be staged by the National Youth Theatre at the Ambassadors Theatre this autumn following its high profile appearance at the Open Air Theatre in the summer.
The former production, which sees the show presented by the NYT alongside Wuthering Heights and Consensual, runs from September to December 2015 and will see an array of talented young performers take to the stage, some of whom could be future stars in the making. It is an abridged version of the classic text that has been put together for schools and features the talented hand of Tom Stoppard (plus director Anna Nilaand) working behind the scenes.
The story of The Merchant Of Venice focuses on the titular merchant. We head to the home of trade, Venice, which is now on the brink and faces the horror of defaulting on its loans as Shylock, the Jewish money lender, faces off with Bassanion and their deal falls through.
The story was first presented to audiences in the 17th century during the period in which many of Shakespeare’s best known works were emerging. Since that date it has been performed worldwide regularly for more than 400 years and it has also been adapted to the screen.
The National Youth Theatre is a charity that regularly displays high quality works with up-and-coming talent. It has provided the stepping stones to numerous high profile stars and returns to the Ambassadors for its latest season (last year saw Private Peaceful, Selfie and Macbeth take to the stage).
The Merchant Of Venice is at the Ambassadors Theatre from Friday 18th September 2015.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 25th November 2015|
|Booking Until:||Wednesday, 2nd December 2015|
|Running Time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
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