The Merchant of Venice
Leeds Arts Centre performed The Merchant of Venice in October 1975.
The set for this production was designed by Malcolm Brown; an original drawing can be seen here.
|The Duke of Venice||Tony Nelson|
|Antonio, a merchant of Venice||Graham Alchorne|
|Salerio, a friend of Antonio||Tim Powell|
|Solanio, a friend of Antonio||Trevor Smith|
|Bassanio, a friend of Antonio and suitor of Portia||Martin Key|
|Gratiano, a friend of Antonio and Bassanio||Edwin Barraclough|
|Lorenzo, a friend of Antonio and Bassanio||Alan Mitcheson|
|Leonardo, servant of Bassanio||Philip Pawson|
|Shylock, a rich Jew of Venice||Len Sheldon|
|Tubal, a Jew, friend of Shylock||Jim Young|
|Jessica, daughter of Shylock||Anne Robinson|
|Launcelot Gobbo, servant of Shylock||John Biggins|
|Old Gobbo, father of Launcelot||Geoff Mountain|
|Portia, a rich heiress, Lady of Belmont||Pam Swift|
|Nerissa, Portia’s waiting-woman||Monica Brown|
|Balthasar, a servant of Portia||Gary Linley|
|Stephano, a servant of Portia||Andrew Butler|
|Ladies in Waiting to Portia||Shirley Brearly|
|Prince of Morocco, a suitor of Portia||Stephen Hill|
|Prince of Arragon, a suitor of Portia||George Teale|
|Servant Girl, a Moor||Liz Key|
|Stage Manager||George Westmoreland|
|Music composed by||Gillian Thresh|
|Set Construction||George Westmoreland|
|Box Office||John Pemberton|
The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.
Add to the archive
We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of The Merchant of Venice, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
Leeds Arts Centre has also performed The Merchant of Venice on other occasions, in 1964 and 1956 – more details of those productions can be found by following these links to their pages in this archive.