The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare


Tower Theatre, Canonbury
January 23rd - February 7th, 1970

Cast List

Antonio, a merchant of Venice : Trevor Williams

Salerio : Frank Baker
Solanio : Glyn Secker
Friends to Antonio & Bassanio

Bassanio, friend to Antonio, suitor to Portia : Peter McGowan
Lorenzo : Peter Williams
Gratiano, friend to Antonio and Bassanio : Peter McGhie
Portia, a lady of Belmont : Gillian Redhead
Nerissa, her waiting woman : Lyn Jones
Shylock, a Jew of Venice : John Stuart
Prince of Morocco, suitor to Portia : Mohammed Badar
Launcelot Gobbo, Launcelot's father : Fred Radley
Jessica, daughter to Shylock : Sara Latham
Prince of Aragon, suitor to Portia : Fred Fiorentini
Leonardo, servant to Basanio : John Dutton
Tubal, a Jew of Venice, Shylock's friend : Giorgio Benenti
Balthasar, servant to Portia : David Gostling
The Duke of Venice : Frank Smith
Clerk of the Court : Ron Brooker
Stephano, servant to Portia : Danny McCarthy

The Merchant of Venice


The Merchant of Venice

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 and 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