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The Merchant of Venice 1936

Ambition, power and political unrest explode onto the stage in __*The Merchant of Venice 1936*__, direct from the RSC. 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), from acclaimed director __Brigid Larmour__. 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. __Access Performances__
Saturday 9th March 2.30pm Audio Described (Touch Tour 12.30pm)
Tuesday 19th March 7.30pm Captioned Performance
Saturday 24th February 2.30pm Chilled Performance
*A chilled performance takes a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged. This performance is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show. This performance is for everybody and babes in arms are welcome (not walking or requiring their own seat).*

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances up until Sat 23rd March 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

-

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

2.30pm
7.30pm

Thu

2.30pm
7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

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

Criterion Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Regent Street) 14, 15, 22, 94, 159, 453

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 159, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Regent Street) 14, 94, 159, 453, N15, N22, N109

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus

Directions Icon Directions from Piccadilly Circus :

The theatre can be seen on Piccadilly Circus next to the Eros statue.

Parking Icon Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (3 mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Criterion Theatre

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

Criterion Theatre Location

Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4XA
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The Merchant of Venice 1936

Criterion Theatre, London

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Running time: 2 hours (incl. interval)