The Merchant of Venice

14 - 23 July 2011

We had long wished to use the gardens of the College of Law in Guildford, and after a long period of planning we were very excited to bring Shakespeare’s legal drama to this most apt of settings.

Set in the 1930s, with a speakeasy atmosphere, Charlotte Conquest deftly weaved the comic and tragic together for very poignant telling. The famous trail scene was staged in front of the Law College Manor House.

For the next 7 years, GSC made these gardens their summer home.

 

“the most powerful production [of Merchant] you are ever likely to see” Farnham Herald

“a true coup of site-specific theatre” Playshakespeare.com

one of the best evenings of theatre I have ever been privileged to attend.” Audience member

 

COMPANY

THE DUKE OF VENICE/LORENZO Rhys King

ANTONIO Damian Davis

BASSANIO James Loye

GRATIANO Andy Cryer

SALERIO/LAUNCELOT GOBBO/THE PRINCE OF MOROCCO Matt Pinches

SOLANIO/NERISSA Sarah Gobran

SHYLOCK James Sobol-Kelly

JESSICA Ellie Beaven

PORTIA Rachel Donovan

THE PRINCE OF ARRAGON Andy Cryer

Servants, messengers and clerks played by members of the Company.

 
 
 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Charlotte Conquest

Designer Neil Irish

Composer/Musical Director Mary McAdam

Assistant Designer Libby Davis

Choreographer Aidan Treays

Verse & Vocal Coach Sarah Stephenson

Company Stage Manager Kerrie Driscoll

Deputy Stage Manager Beth Sweeney

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