Monday, 1 April 2013

The Merchant of Venice in New York (in Camberwell)

Merchant of Venice New York is a very atmospheric performance of The Merchant of Venice, performed 'site specific' at the Cambria pub in Camberwell as a New York speakeasy from prohobition.  It runs from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th; note that the audience have to wear '30s dress for the Saturday performance.

"In the back streets of Camberwell and Brixton is a hidden New York speakeasy set in the corners of Little Italy - 1932. Drink 'prohibited' spirits while you soak up the atmosphere and watch what these New Yorkers would do for love and for justice.
Put yourself in 1930's New York and add yourself to the speakeasy guest list for a site specific and immersive production of The Merchant of Venice. You will step into this hidden gem decked with music, grand design and immersive theatre that hits a nerve. 
The bar will be open throughout the performance for you to freely mingle and purchase 'prohibited' drinks to watch a classic with a hard hitting plot. Live instruments and music will encourage the theme and menus will be on limited tables, so arrive promptly if you'll be peckish.
By 1935, New York had developed a society heavily inhabited with Italian and Jewish immigrants. With this, we bring Shakespeare's Italian tale and religious rivalry to New York - 1935.
Dresscode is optional but Saturday 6th's is exclusively for 1930's attire."

When - Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th April

Where - The Cambria, Kemerton Road, SE5 9AR

Tickets - £10 + fees from here


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