The Merchant of Venice New York Preview

It’s 1930s New York and you’re at the city’s most exclusive speakeasy, sipping bootlegged drinks and mingling with NYC’s finest, and the best part? It’s in Brixton.

Finally, thanks to Synomatic Productions and The Cambria, there’s a speakeasy that doesn’t require a lengthy ride on the Northern Line or the dreaded 35 bus. Get ready to be transported back to the 30s with this site-specific theatre production of Shakespeare’s classic Italian tale with a twist (and I’m not just talking about the prohibited cocktails).

From Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th April, in the back streets of Brixton and Camberwell at a hidden New York speakeasy, you could find yourself stepping back in time to Little Italy in 1932 with this production of The Merchant of Venice New York. Set in a time when NYC was heavily inhabited with Italian and Jewish immigrants, Synomatic Productions bring you an intelligent reworking of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tales of religious rivalry.

In true speakeasy style, the music will be live and the bar will remain open throughout the performance. There will also be limited tables with themed menus, so arrive early to avoid disappointment if you’re likely to be peckish!

Naturally 1930s attire is preferable, but if you’re planning on attending the Saturday performance then fancy dress is mandatory.

For more information email and don’t forget to follow the team at @MerchantNewYork and like them on Facebook.

Tickets £10 with a 90p online booking fee. To buy your tickets and find out show times, click here.

The Cambria

Kemerton Road

SE5 9A

Poster sourced from official facebook page
Poster sourced from official facebook page

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