Patrick Stewart returns to the company, where he last appeared as Claudius and Ghost in Hamlet. He is reunited with director Rupert Goold, for whom he has previously played the title role of Macbeth (at Chichester Festival's Minerva Theatre, the West End and Broadway) and The Tempest (RSC).
Here's a look at the production:
Patrick Stewart Stars in Las Vegas-Set Merchant of Venice at the Royal Shakespeare Company
The cast also includes Susannah Fielding as Portia, Madeline Appiah, Jamie Beamish, Howard Charles, Scott Handy, Aidan Kelly, Caroline Martin, Des McAleer, Jason Morell, David Ononokpono, Nikesh Patel, Daniel Percival, Emily Plumtree, Richard Riddell, Daniel Rose, Steve Toussaint and Christopher Wright. Designs are by Tom Scutt, lighting by Rick Fisher, music by Adam Cork, sound by Gregory Clarke, choreography by Scott Ambler and orchestrations by Alex Baranowski.
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