The Merchant of Venice

17/04/2013 – 27/04/2013

Year
2013
Author
William Shakespeare
Abstract

Shakespeare’s twisted comedy The Merchant of Venice follows the story of two friends, Antonio and Bassanio, who are willing to risk everything in the pursuit of Bassenio’s love for the fair and widely desired Portia. By her father’s rule, Portia’s suitors must acquire her hand in marriage through riddles and tests of wit, and must be well furnished with ducats to compete for her love. But when the men strike a deal with meticulous moneylender, Shylock, he demands more than just a return of the money they wish to borrow – he asks the men for something ‘closer to the heart’.

Director
Casey Bradley
Designer
Fiona McKeon
Cast
SHYLOCK - Jess Newman
ANTONIO - Alexander Thom
BASSANIO - Declan Mulcahy
PORTIA - Philippa Northeast
NERISSA - Annika Hobart-Topp
LAUNCELET - Morgan Kain-Bryan
GRATIANO - Al Meredith
LORENZO - Nicholas Langford
JESSICA - Beth McKay
SALANIO - Katherine Bransgrove
MOROCCO/ARRAGON - Luke Peverelle
OLD GOBBO/DUKE - Matt Ducza
TUBAL/GAOLER - Emma Louise
Crew
DIRECTOR - Casey Bradley
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Ben Stanford
PRODUCER & PRODUCTION MANAGER - Georgia Vann
STAGE MANAGER - Yane Cheung
DEPUTY STAGE MANAGER - Sasha Gattermayr
DRAMATUGE & SCRIPT ADAPTATION - Casey Bradley
SET DESIGN - Fiona McKeon
COSTUME DESIGN - Leech King
SOUND DESIGN - Leech King
LIGHTING DESIGN & OP - Giuseppe Angelo Abiuso
HAIR & MAKEUP DESIGN - Miranda Millen
PUBLICITY MANAGER - Alastair Clark
FUNDRAISING & SPONSORSHIP - Danielle Ridgeway
TREASURER - Jack Fleming
GENERAL ASSISTANTS - James Murphy, Melissa Lane, Chris Smith