PAST PRODUCTION

THE MERCHANT

OF VENICE

The Tap Gallery

August 7 to 24, 2013

Cast

CRAIG ANNIS as Gratiano & the Prince of Aragon

ANTHONY CAMPANELLA as Antonio
ROSANNA EASTON as Nerissa

IRVING GREGORY as Balthazar & the Prince of Morocco

RICHARD HILLIAR as Lorenzo & Tubal

STEVEN HOPLEY as Lancelot Job

RENAYE LORYMAN as Jessica

ALEX NICHOLAS as Bassanio

JERRY RETFORD as Solanio & Gobbo

LIZZIE SCHEBESTA as Portia

ANDREW THOMSON as Salerio & the Duke

& MARK LEE as Shylock

Crew

Producer & Director – Steven Hopley

Assistant Director – Lucy Bailes

Edition & Adaptation – Steven Hopley

Designer – Stephanie Todd

Lighting Design – Jerry Retford

Lighting Operator – Alexander Spinks

Stage Manager – Steven Hopley

Photography – Matthew Stuart & Rob Studdert

Publicity – Steven Hopley

Graphic Design – Elizabeth Bailes

“This production, with its superb performances and the simple beauty of its staging, is a marvelous piece of theatre. It’s an eminently watchable performance and an extraordinary stimulant to post show discussion.”
Theatre Red

 

“Sydney Shakespeare Company’s production of The Merchant of Venice is a clean, clever production of Shakespeare’s play. It adroitly handles all the multifarious threads of the narrative without it ever seeming laborious. It is deftly directed, beautifully performed, and all in all, a thoroughly enjoyable piece of theatre… While it has gravity where gravity is needed, it is in other ways screamingly funny.”       

Theatre From The Back Seat

 

“In the hands of the Sydney Shakespeare Company, their Merchant of Venice is a clear, honest and simple telling of this problematic play, one which fills the tiny sixty-five-seat TAP Gallery theatre with a warmth and generosity of spirit… the cast speak the text with honesty and integrity, and in some cases it sounds as natural as our own speech – not an easy feat.”

The Spell of Waking Hours

“A wonderful opportunity to see a very interesting Shakespearean play with a superb cast who really know what they are doing.”
Lisa Thatcher

 

"Steven Hopley’s production makes three hours shrink into just a few blinks of an eye... Mark Lee is enthralling as Shylock... Lizzie Schebesta brings youth and gravitas simultaneously... Her Portia impresses as an unexpected feminist figure."

Suzy Goes See

 

“A very polished and entertaining production... Do yourselves a favour and find your way to this one.”

Sydney Arts Guide