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The Merchant of Venice 1936

Ambition, power and political unrest explode onto the stage in The Merchant of Venice 1936 returns by popular demand to London’s West End for a strictly limited season.

Starring Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Doctor Who) as Shylock, Shakespeare’s classic is transported to 1930s Britain in this “striking and impactful” (Guardian) new production that “makes theatre history” (The Telegraph). It is adapted by Brigid Larmour and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

Tensions in London’s East End are rising and Shylock, a resilient single mother and hard-working businesswoman, is desperate to protect her daughter’s future. When the charismatic merchant Antonio comes to her for a loan, a high-stakes deal is struck. Will Shylock take her revenge, and who will pay the ultimate price?

If you prick us do we not bleed?If you poison us do we not die?And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

Don’t miss this unforgettable, electrifying new production of The Merchant of Venice, a “fascinating and timely” (Daily Mail) reminder of a key moment in British history.

Important Information

The Merchant of Venice 1936 contains themes of racism, including antisemitism. This production uses loud noises, haze and a vape. Grape juice may be offered to the audience as part of the performance.

Age Restrictions

Ages 8+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 28th December 2024 until Sat 25th January 2025.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

-

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

2.30pm
7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show
The Merchant of Venice 1936 photo from the show

Trafalgar Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381 (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Charing Cross

Directions Icon Directions from Charing Cross :

(5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

Parking Icon Car park: The nearest Q-Park carpark is CHINATOWN, Newport Place WC2H 7PU.

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Trafalgar Theatre Location

14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
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The Merchant of Venice 1936

Trafalgar Theatre, London

Running until: Sat 25th January 2025

Running time: 2hr. Incl. 1 interval.