Watford Palace Theatre shared the video of a ground-breaking production of Shakespeare’s classic, The Merchant of Venice, directed by Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Brigid Larmour, and starring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Shylock.
Tracy-Ann Oberman is widely known for roles including Chrissie Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2004–2005), and more recently as Valerie Lewis or “Auntie Val” in the Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner (2011–2020).
Originally scheduled for a 2020 run, The Merchant of Venice 1936 has successfully overcome the pandemic! And is to premiere in February 2023, in partnership between Watford Palace Theatre and Trafalgar Entertainment, and supported by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
A first Look Video Trailer has been released for the Theatrical Merchant of Venice 1936, Starring Tracy-Ann Oberman, Hannah Morrish, Ray Coulthard
Ray commented “Haven’t done a play for a while but very excited about going back to Shakespeare. Merchant Of Venice with a female Shylock!! Set in 1936 London. Interesting right??”
The project of my life says Tracy-Ann Oberman.
To Open Monday 27th February. Tickets and details at Palace Theatre