Great characters and settings, combined with exciting plots and hotly debated arguments makes The Merchant of Venice one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling plays. Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat…


It deals with topics and social issues that belong as much to the 21st Century as they did in Shakespeare’s day; a father’s control of his daughter’s future; racial discrimination and prejudice; and deep true friendship…And to all of these, there is a serious financial element – the play is all about money! When cast as Shylock in the 2004 film version, Al Pacino described it as “the most exciting romantic thriller I’ve ever read – an enthralling tale of greed, corruption, love and betrayal”, it is guaranteed to capture your imagination from beginning to end.


We present the play in the period Shakespeare wrote it for, with the talented cast of nearly 30, in beautiful 16th Century costumes.


Louche Theatre will be presenting The Merchant of Venice, on Friday May 5th to Sunday May 7th with matinees on the 6th and 7th. (Five performances) at the Morlan Centre, Queens Road, Aberystwyth SY23 2HH.


This production is part of the Shakespeare 400 programme of events.