The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is often regarded as the most controversial play The Bard has ever written. This is not peculiar: the tale of Italian merchant Antonio who signs a contract with the Jewish Shylock is riddled with antisemitic motives and questions the morality of the law. The Groningen University Theatre Society (GUTS) brings The Merchant of Venice to the Groninger stage in an authentic and completely English rendition.

The Merchant of Venice was performed at the VRIJDAG Theatre on the 16th, 17th and 18th of February 2018. For more information about the play, click here

Directors: Rodney Wierenga en Ron Delker


Antonio: Adrian Sidhu

Bassanio: Tim Leegte

Shylock: Aubrey Williams

Portia: Elizabeth Chandler

Nerissa: Myca Millmore

Serafina: Henrieke Krijgsheld

Salerio: Anneke Westra

Gratiano: Dorian Smilda

Lorenzo: Tim Chandler

Launcelot: Berber Aardema

Jessica: Anna Kamminga

Duke of Venice: Maartje Boekestein

Tubal: Jasper van der Aa

Prince of Arragon: Samuel Stevens

Prince of Morroco: Marco Carlotti