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  • Start: Thursday 16 May - 19:30
  • Auditorium: Great Hall

'The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew'.

Is Shylock, the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice, a villain or victim?

Gareth Armstrong's award-winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare: Tubal.

Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.

Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare's language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.

Written and Directed by Gareth Armstrong

Performed by Rhodri Miles (Seilioc [Welsh language version of Shylock], Burton and Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon)

Running Time: 90 minutes + interval

Age Guidance: 12 +