Grove Theatre, Dunstable
The tense, provocative and powerful Shakespeare play will be broadcast to the venue from Stratford-upon-Avon, where it is being performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Antonio, the Merchant of Venice, graciously loans three thousand ducats to his friend Bassanio in order to assist him wooing the wealthy and beautiful Portia. With money tied up in business ventures that depend on ships at sea, Antonio decides to borrow money from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender known for his extortionately high rates of interest.
Failure to repay the loan by the agreed deadline will result in an excruciatingly painful fee; Antonio must give Shylock a pound of flesh.
Tickets are £15 with discounts available for Friends of the Grove Theatre and concessions. For more information or to book tickets, call the box offfice on 01582 60 20 80 or visit www.grovetheatre.co.uk.