If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh?Shakespeare's iconic tale of prejudice, justice and mercy is set against austerity and immigration in Tom Stoppard's specially commissioned abridgement, exploring the laws of society and how far your heritage dictates your destiny. In modern Venice, where austerity prevails for all but those at the top, Portia, a wealthy heiress, is looking for a suitor. Bassanio borrows money from Antonio to finance his attempt to win her over. Antonio in turn, takes a loan out from the moneylender Shylock. When the contract is broken, racial tensions boil over in electrifying courtroom scenes, where Shakespeare's most unforgettable outcast demands his pound of flesh.
The Ambassadors Theatre opened on 5th June 1913 with a production of Panthea, a play by Monckton Hoffe which ran for only 15 nights. 102 years later the venue has established itself as one of go-to destinations of theatre lovers in the capital.
Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, including a 20-minute interval. All ticket prices for Merchant Of Venice include no booking fees. YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. If booking multiple tickets please make sure to book from one YPlan account if you want to be seated together. You will be allocated the best available seats in the selected seating area. West End theatre tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.