Shylock

Location : Y Babell Lên (Weston Studio)

5-7 August 2018  /  20:00

Tickets: £10.00

Written and Directed by Gareth Armstrong

Associate Director: Rhian Morgan

Performed by Rhodri Miles

Best touring production in Welsh – Wales theatre awards 2018
 
A new one man play in the Welsh language from the team that brought you Burton and Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon. -'The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew'.
 
Is Shylock, the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice, a villain or victim?
Gareth Armstrong's award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend - and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare - Tubal. Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.
Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare's language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.