Cambridge Union presents...

    The Merchant of Venice
    By William Shakespeare

    18:30, Fri 18th February 2022 - Tue 22nd February 2022 at Cambridge Union Chamber
    Lent Week 4 to Week 5

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    Antisemitism, racism, discrimination, reference to mutilation

    This production is a bold reimagining of The Merchant of Venice, set in modern Britain, with the location of Venice transposed to the corporate business district of London. Told through a modern lens, the play will focus on the rise of antisemitism, hate crimes and conspiracy theories. The chamber of the Cambridge Union provides the perfect space to unpick the politics of our mercantilist and transactional world, exploring how spaces of the establishment can both exclude and empower. This production will entertain and challenge in equal measure.

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    SELF TAPES for The Merchant of Venice at the Cambridge Union

    Auditions are open for ALL ROLES in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, to be performed from the 18th - 22nd February, in the Cambridge Union Chamber. In-person audition slots are filled up, but we are still looking for self tapes. *EXTENDED DEADLINE*: 7pm on Sunday 23rd January. Auditions open to actors of any background, gender, ethnicity and prior acting experience. However, we are particularly encouraging self tapes from Jewish/Jewish heritage actors at this time.

      Contact Co-Directors: Ben (, Georgia ( and Tom ( before 23rd Jan 2022 19:00 for more details.


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