Theatre and Physical Theatre • Performance
United Kingdom
Bassanio has been murdered and Gratiano is under suspicion but, although he was never the hero, just a minor character, the plucky comic relief, he never played villain - or did he? Setting Shakespeare's tale in Mussolini's Fascist Italy this challenging sequel to 'The Merchant of Venice' explores the politics of prejudice in the modern age and, as a middle aged Gratiano is forced to comes to terms with his past, we get to see just who the true heroes and villains are.

From the team behind Edfringe Sell-out 'The Unknown Soldier'.

★★★★ ½ "Ericson's elegant fable reaches out beyond today's xenophobes and ultra-nationalists and speaks with integrity while we laugh our socks off." Glam Adelaide.

★★★★ ½ "Beautifully crafted Pinteresque monologue" Adelaide Advertiser.

Presented by: Grist To the Mill Productions Ltd

Grist To The Mill Productions is a British theatre company which was launched in April of 2012. Other productions include; 'Casualties' (Nominated for an Off West End Award for Best New Play), 'The Autumn of Han', 'The Unknown Soldier' (Sell out show at Edfringe 2016), 'DiaoChan', 'The Empress and Me', 'An Evening With Miss Wong', 'Moby Dick' and 'Mulan'.

Ross Ericson is an award winning actor, director and writer. As an actor he has recently appeared in productions of 'Sucker Punch' at The Royal Court, 'Fewer Emergencies' at The Print Room and 'Dumb Waiter' at The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. His plays 'Casualties', 'The Unknown Soldier', 'Gratiano' and 'Tom Jones' are all published by Bloomsbury Methuen. He is currently touring his solo shows 'The Unknown Soldier' and 'Moby Dick'.

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