Arts & Entertainment

Merchant of Venice

After their successful live-streamed takes on The Tempest and Titus Andronicus Streamed Shakespeare have now set their sights on The Merchant Of Venice. However, for this performance they want to go even further with the online performances by putting on a show which goes beyond a dramatic reading of the script by instead delivering a fully realised online theatrical production.

Sydney based actor/director Roslyn Hicks will take the reins of the production to bring the story of a vengeful moneylender and an unlucky trader to Streamed Shakespeare’s ever-expanding audience. The production will be particularly topical as it will tackle contemporary questions of tolerance vs inclusion, revenge vs reconciliation, as seen through the lens of current events.

It’s great to see a theatre company embracing the ‘new normal’ of delivering artistic endeavours, and could perhaps open new eyes and minds to theatre.

Aug 21-23. Streaming online. $10+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.trybooking.com