Presented by ABA Productions and Shakespeare’s Globe
September 26th and 30th 2018
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt to win the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if they should fail, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio shall give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.
In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, justice and mercy, while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre.
A 10% discount is available for groups of ten or more. For CORPORATE and SCHOOL BOOKINGS, please call 2547 7150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Running time is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including an interval. The show will be performed in English.
‘The Yard’ is a free seating area and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis when you arrive at the theatre for the performance. Audience Members are seated on cushions on the floor around the stage. The queue for ‘The Yard’ will open 30 minutes before show time.
Also, please note that Rows in CAT 4 may have a Limited View due to the stage set up.