A retelling of Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' from the perspective of a minor character, casting a new truth on a tale of bigotry and hate that has been set in Fascist Italy. 3 SHOWS ONLY
Grist to the Mill (UK)
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Bassanio has been murdered and, under suspicion, Gratiano is forced to revisit his Fascist past. He was never the hero – just a minor character, the plucky comic relief – but he never thought he played the villain. Set in post-war Italy this thought-provoking sequel to Shakespeare's 'The Merchant of Venice' explores the politics of prejudice in the modern age. From the team behind Edfringe Sell-out 'The Unknown Soldier'.
'Ericson's elegant fable reaches out beyond today's xenophobes and ultra-nationalists and speaks with integrity while we laugh our socks off.' ****1/2 GlamAdelaide