The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre

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Rupert Goold directs Ian McDiarmid in The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre.

Almeida artistic director Rupert Goold directs a revival of his RSC production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida this winter.

The play will star Ian McDiarmid as Shylock alongside Susannah Fielding as Portia and Scott Handy as Antonio. Other cast include Vinta Morgan, Vincenzo Nicoli, Finlay Robertson, Raphael Sowole, Tim Steed, Jonathan Tafler, Anthony Welsh, Tom Weston-Jones and original RSC cast members Jamie Beamish, Rebecca Brewer, Caroline Martin and Emily Plumtree.

Set in Las Vegas in a whirlwind of glitter, gambling and greenbacks, the play is designed by Tom Scutt.

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1 thought on “The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre”

  1. Awful, awful, awful. The sort of gimmicky nonsense you’d expect from a bunch of drama students who’d graduated five minutes before. How Rupert Goold, who directed such a superb Macbeth a few years ago, could sully his reputation with this I can’t imagine.

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