To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the British Council and the Broadway Cinema are proudly presenting Merchant of Venice, the production of Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to Hong Kong.
|Palace ifc||AMC Pacific Place|
|Saturday 16 April 2016 20:00||Saturday 23 April 2016 15.35|
|Saturday 14 May 2016 19:00||Saturday 23 April 2016 18.40|
|Broadway The One|
|Sunday 15 May 2016 15:35|
Director: Polly Findlay
Cast: Jamie Ballard
Language: English (English subtitles)
Duration: 210 mins
In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made. With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father, and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.
Polly Findlay (Arden of Faversham 2014) directs Shakespeare's uncompromising tragedy.