Bell Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice


Bell Shakespeare’s
The Merchant of Venice

‘All that glistens is not gold; Often have you heard that told.’

Money makes the world go around. Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it.

Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it.

This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that don’t. Dark in its humour and bawdy in its romantic hijinks, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice.

Featuring three time Helpmann Award winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the defiant Shylock, and Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, the production will be directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones and Medea), this masterfully envisioned production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

‘Bell Shakespeare’s latest offering is sure to be the crowd pleaser that audiences have come to expect from the trail blazing theatre company.’ - Arts Hub

By William Shakespeare
Director Anne-Louise Sarks
Set & Costume Designer Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer Paul Jackson
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Voice Coach Jess Chambers
Dramaturg Benedict Hardie
Catherine Davies
Damien Strouthos
Eugene Gilfedder
Fayssal Bazzi
Felicity McKay
Jacob Warner
Jessica Tovey
Jo Turner
Mitchell Butel


Bell Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is part of the Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre's 2017 Subscription Season. You can become a subscriber by booking and paying for a minimum of four (4) of the 12 Main Season shows from the season brochure at any time during the year!


Ticket Prices:

Adult Subscriber: $50.00 |  Concession Subscriber: $45.00 | Youth Subscriber: $35.00

Adults: $55.00 | Concession: $50.00 | Youth U/25: $40.00 | Child U/15: $15.00 |  Group 4+: $50.00ea

Performance Dates and Times:

Tuesday 10th October at 7:30pm

Show duration:

Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes (including interval)

Age Recommendations:

Suitable for audiences aged 13+