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The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice


26 September 201819:45

30 September 201819:00

Venue : HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre

Duration : Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes (with one interval)

Price Info : $795 - $395

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School / Department : Customer Services Department

Category : Hirer Events Language : English

Presenter : ABA Productions

Shakespeare’s Globe
By William Shakespeare

‘God made him, and therefore let him pass for a man.’
Portia, Act 1, Scene 2

In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt to win the hand of Portia, a wealthy heiress. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if they should fail, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio shall give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond'.

In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, justice and mercy, while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre.

The running time is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes with one interval

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Discount Information

A 10% discount is available for groups of ten or more

Early bird discount (until 30th June) – Receive 15% discount on Category 2,3,4 tickets (adult price) for performances on Tuesday September 25th, Wednesday September 26th or Thursday September 27th 

10% discount for Hong Kong Singers members (present valid membership card at box office)

Please note that there will be no refund or partial refunds on discounts once tickets have been issued and paid for. 

Other Information

The Yard

‘The Yard’ is a free seating area and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis when you arrive at the theatre for the performance. Audience Members are seated on cushions on the floor around the stage. The queue for “The Yard” will open 30 minutes before show time.

Restricted View

Please note that some seats in Category 4 may have a limited view due to the stage set up.