The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare


Tower Theatre, Canonbury
February 17th - March 4th, 1978

Cast List

Antonio, a merchant of Venice : Stuart Devenie

Salerio : Anthony Donnell
Solanio : Chris Atherton
Gratiano : Max Fisher
Friends to Antonio and Bassanio

Bassanio, friend of Antonio : Wesley Ashwell
Lorenzo, in love with Jessica : John Pople
Portia, a rich heiress : Jill Rogers
Nerissa, her waiting-maid : Alison Maguire
Shylock, a rich Jew : Lawrence Werber
Prince of Morocco, suitor to Portia : Paul Rutledge
Launcelot Gobbo, servant to Shylock : Ian Douglas
Old Gobbo, his father : Tony Goodman
Jessica, daughter to Shylock : Valerie Irving
Prince of Arragon, suitor to Portia : Jim Spall
Tubal, a Jew, friend to Shylock : Paul Rutledge
Gaoler : Jim Spall
Maid to Portia : Cheryl Drower
Duke of Venice : Martin Kinna
Stephano, servant to Portia : Alan Nesbitt
Clerk : Tony Goodman
Serving Woman : Tricia Ann Eagle

The Merchant of Venice


The Merchant of Venice

Production Team

Director : Sara Randall
Set Design : Denis Turner
Sound and Lighting Design : Peter Gardner

Stage Managers : Joan and Alan Nesbitt
ASMs : Pat Fetterplace, Cheryl Drower
Sound operator : Sheila Haverty
Lighting operator : Claire Rice
Set construction : Denis Turner, Alan Nesbitt, Claire Rice, David Cannell, Chris Gregory, Alan Williams