What's on/Brighton Fringe 2020/Gratiano
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 villian.
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.
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
"It's a masterful performance, a smart spectacle and a further testament to Ericson's growing magnificence as a modern playwright and performer."
★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
"There is a much greater tragedy on the Gratiano’s horizon than a pound of flesh, and this deeply moving play proves, once again, that Ericson is a force to be reckoned with."
Written and performed by: Ross Ericson
Directed by: Michelle Yim
Presented by: Grist to the Mill Productions
Thur 7 May @ 6pm
Tue 12 May @ 6pm
Fri 15 May @ 6pm
Sat 16 May @ 4:30pm
1 hour, no interval
Standard Full Price Tickets applies to all unless otherwise stipulated. We keep our ticket prices low so offer no concessions.
Warning: Occasional swearing
Audience under 14 are admitted at guardian's discretion