The Merchant of Venice

By William Shakespeare
The Sainsbury Theatre, LAMDA

Directed by James Yeatman


When Venetian Duke, Antonio, lends his friend Bassanio 3,000 ducats to help him woo the woman he wants to marry, he doesn’t dream he will end up having to repay his debt with his own flesh. But, when he takes out a loan with Jewish moneylender Shylock, that is exactly the bond he is asked to promise.

As Antonio’s ability to pay back his debt is hampered, Venetian society holds its breath to see how far Shylock will really go to see the bond fulfilled. Will he really demand his pound of flesh?

In Shakespeare’s dark comedy the value of a promise is stretched to its limit in a society of endless masks, directed by James Yeatman.

About the Director - James Yeatman

James Yeatman is Artistic Director of Kandinsky Theatre Company, and a freelance theatre director, writer and dramaturg. His theatre credits include Luddites (Royal Exchange), Dinomania (Kandinsky/New Diorama), Lionboy (Tricycle Theatre, Broadway and International Tour). As co-director and writer his credits include The Kid Stays in the Picture (Royal Court), Beware of Pity (Schaubühne Berlin). James was associate director for Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Barbican/St Ann’s Warehouse), Chimerica (Harold Pinter Theatre) and The Master and Margarita (Barbican/European Tour).

Thursday 28 November – 7:30pm

Saturday 30 November – 7:30pm

Monday 2 December – 2pm

Tuesday 3 December – 7:30pm

Wednesday 4 December – 2pm

You can book your tickets either online or by calling LAMDA's Box Office on 020 8834 0550 (Mon–Fri, 12–5pm).

Industry Booking

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£14 (£7 concessions)*

Group booking: £9 each for groups of ten or more.

*Concession tickets are available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, people over 65 or under 18 and those in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

You will need to provide proof of eligibility for these concessions when collecting your tickets. Please drop us an email to [email protected] if you have any queries about what to provide. Tickets are strictly non-refundable and can only be exchanged subject to availability. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Collection 

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Box Office Terms and Conditions

Refund policy

Credit/debit card payments are non-refundable under any circumstances other than card payment errors.


For access information, please call our Box Office on 020 8834 0550 or email [email protected]

How to find LAMDA

155 Talgarth Road
W14 9DA

By Tube
The nearest tube station is Barons Court, which is served by the District and Piccadilly lines

Directed by James Yeatman

We look forward to announcing the cast in due course. 

We look forward to announcing the production team in due course.