Tuesday 28th February
7:30 PM
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Wednesday 1st March
7:30 PM
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Thursday 2nd March
2:30 PM
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Thursday 2nd March
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Friday 3rd March
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Saturday 4th March
2:30 PM
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Saturday 4th March
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Sunday 5th March
3:00 PM
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Tuesday 7th March
2:30 PM
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Tuesday 7th March
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Wednesday 8th March
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Thursday 9th March
2:30 PM
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Thursday 9th March
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Friday 10th March
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Saturday 11th March
2:30 PM
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Saturday 11th March
7:30 PM
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Watford Palace Theatre presents

The Merchant of Venice 1936

by William Shakespeare

28 Feb - 11 Mar 2023

Watford Palace Theatre presents a ground-breaking production of Shakespeare’s classic, The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Brigid Larmour, and starring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock.

It is London in 1936 – fascism is sweeping across Europe, and Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists is threatening to march through the Jewish East End.

Shylock (Tracy-Ann Oberman – Eastenders, Doctor Who, Friday Night Dinner) is a survivor of anti-Semitic pogroms in Russia. A widow, she runs a small business from her dark and cramped terraced house in Cable Street, hoping to give daughter Jessica a better future.

When aristocratic anti-semite Antonio desperately needs a loan, he makes a dangerous bargain with this woman he has spat on in the street.  Will Shylock, bitter from a life plagued by racism and abuse, take her revenge?

A vivid evocation of our history, and a warning for our times.

Captioned performance: Thursday 9th March 19:30 (please contact the Box Office on 01923 225 671 if you require the use of captions).

Audio-described performance: TBC (please contact the Box Office on 01923 225 671 if you require Audio Description).

Relaxed performance: TBC – date to be announced in due course

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