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Gratiano at the Everyman Studio Theatre

Tuesday 8 & Thursday 10 October 2019

Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past. He was never the hero – just a minor character, the plucky comic relief – but he never thought he played the villain. In a thought-provoking sequel to William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice we explore the politics of prejudice in the 20th Century. Amongst the turmoil of post war Italy we read between the lines of Shakespeare's classic tale, examine the true nature of the characters, and ask just how politicians managed to use democracy to turn a people against themselves. From the team behind The Unknown Soldier.


'It's a masterful performance... and a further testament to Ericson's growing magnificence as a modern playwright and performer.'  - ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

'Ericson is a force to be reckoned with.' - ★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide

'Powered by a magnificent solo performance from Ross Ericson' - ★★★★★ Three Weeks on The Unknown Soldie

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