After making her RSC directorial debut with the 2014 production of Arden of Faversham, Polly Findlay returned in 2015 to direct a thrilling and contemporary interpretation of The Merchant of Venice at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

A man and woman talk in front of a mirrored wall.
Portia (Patsy Ferran) and Bassanio (Jacob Fortune-Lloyd) in The Merchant of Venice
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Below, get a glimpse behind the scenes with these previously unseen photos of the production in progress.

Here, you can view videos featuring the director explaining the story of the play, Patsy Ferran discussing the character of Portia, plus a scene from the show.

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