Mayhem Theatre Company
Mayhem Theatre Company returns to Wimbledon following previous sell out productions of Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The beautiful setting of Cannizaro Park will once again provide a stunning backdrop for this year’s open-air performances of Shakespeare's most highly-charged tale.
In Venice, Bassanio needs money in order to woo the wealthy heiress, Portia. Antonio, one of Venice’s leading merchants, promises to help, but to do so must guarantee a loan from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender who drives a very hard bargain. When Antonio’s ships are wrecked, Shylock calls in his gruesome debt, and it’s up to Antonio’s friends to save him.
Performed with amplified sound in the outdoor splendour of the Italian Gardens, Mayhem presents a dramatic new production that beautifully intertwines the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, justice and mercy.