The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
Tower Theatre, Canonbury
January 23 - February 7, 1970


Antonio, a merchant of Venice Trevor Williams
friends to Antonio & Bassanio
Frank Baker
Glyn Secker
Bassanio, friend to Antonio, suitor to PortiaPeter McGowan
LorenzoPeter Williams
Gratiano friend to Antonio & BassanioPeter McGhie
Portia, a lady of BelmontGillian Redhead
Nerissa, her waiting womanLyn Jones
Shylock, a Jew of VeniceJohn Stuart
Prince of Morocco, suitor to PortiaMohammed Badar
Launcelot Gobbo, Launcelot's fatherFred Radley
Jessica, daughter to ShylockSara Latham
Prince of Aragon, suitor to PortiaFred Fiorentini
Leonardo, servant to BasanioJohn Dutton
Tubal, a Jew of Venice, Shylock's friendGiorgio Benenti
Balthasar, servant to PortiaDavid Gostling
The Duke of VeniceFrank Smith
Clerk of the CourtRon Brooker
Stephano, servant to PortiaDanny McCarthy

The Merchant of Venice
Gillian Redhead, John Stuart & Frank Smith

Production Team
Director : Donald Ross
Set Design : Ron Brooker
Lighting Design : Peter Edwards
Music for the song "Tell me where is fancy bred" composed and played by Sebastian Graham-Jones & Richard Willling-Denton

Stage Managers : Bob Sumerling, Larry Baines
ASMs : Suzanne Doggett, Moyra Higginbottom
Sound : Mike Edwards
Switchboard : Peter Hartley
Wardrobe : Kirsten Williams, Marjorie Hogg, Eve Smith
Additional costumes : Elizabeth Ashurst
Set construction : Ron Brooker, Peter Hartley, Fred Colbourne, Gerald Coleman