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'The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew'.

Is Shylock the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice a villain or victim?

Gareth Armstrong's award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend - and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare - Tubal. 

Promoted to centre stage from his minor role in The Merchant of Venice, he proves a born comic storyteller.

Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare's language and conjuring up a whole cast of characters from Portia to Pontius Pilate, from Romeo to Max Reinhardt, and from Barabbas to Richard Burbage, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people. 

Schools Price: £9.50 

Shylock deserves to be packed out every show. It reflects the deepest love and understanding of Shakespeare's genius, and mixes us adeptly into the problems, pressures, traditions, censors prejudices and passions of Elizabethan theatre

The Scotsman

Innovative, delightful, exceptional!

The Independent

Both entertaining and informative ... this well-researched and energetically performed hour and a quarter is highly recommended

British Theatre Guide