The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Compnay are set to bring a production of the Merchant of Venice for youngsters to The Bonington in Arnold.
First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice is a new production specially created for 7-13 year-olds. It will come to The Bonington on Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16.
The production uses an edited version of the original text to bring Shakespeare’s story of justice and mercy to life in just 90 minutes.
Presented in collaboration with the Theatre Royal Nottingham and their associate schools, this production sees young actors from the RSC’s Next Generation Company take on the parts of Jessica and Lorenzo, the two young people caught up in a clash between family, money and culture.
Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr John Clarke was delighted the production company had selected The Bonington to stage the play.
He said: “We’re delighted to have the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company perform at the Bonington. This performance will give many local people an opportunity to see a world-class show on their doorstep and offer an opportunity to see the highest quality arts and maybe even inspire the next generation to take it up.
“It is also great recognition of the progress of the theatre and how it is becoming a place that can attract the very best shows and performances from across the U.K. We’re very honoured to have been asked to host this wonderful event.”