Former Associate Director Rupert Goold directed Patrick Stewart in one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays, following their previous collaborations on The Tempest and Macbeth.

This acclaimed production was set in Las Vegas with the acompanying bright lights, casino and show girls.

The play opened with the company playing blackjack, and shooting craps while being serenaded by Elvis Presley impersonator Jamie Beamish, playing Launcelot Gobbo.

Elvis Presley impersonator Jamie Beamish, playing Launcelot Gobbo
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Cast and creatives 


Madeline Appiah – Lady
Jamie Beamish – Launcelot Gobbo
Rebecca Brewer – Lady
Howard Charles – Gratiano
Susannah Fielding – Portia
Scott Handy – Antonio
Chris Jarman - Morocco
Aidan Kelly – Solanio
Caroline Martin – Jessica
Des Mcaleer – Duke Of Venice
David Mcgranaghan – Jailer/Servant
Jason Morell – Arragon
Nikesh Patel – Balthasar
Daniel Percival – Lorenzo
Emily Plumtree – Nerissa
Richard Riddell – Bassanio
Daniel Rose – Leonardo
Patrick Stewart – Shylock
Steve Toussaint – Salerio
Christopher Wright – Tubal


Director - Rupert Goold
Designer - Tom Scutt
Lighting - Rick Fisher
Music - Adam Cork
Sound - Gregory Clarke
Choreographer - Scott Ambler
Music Associate and Co-orchestrator - Alex Baranowski

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