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Rainbow Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice


Shakespeare under the stars at Worthing’s magical Highdown Gardens…

“The Quality of Mercy is not Strain’d”

Shylock the money-lender – is he a villain or victim? A merchant borrows money so that his friend can afford to woo a beautiful, rich lady. But in the unlikely event of his being unable to pay the money back, the price is a deadly one! Shakespeare’s wonderful play is a glorious mixture of fast-moving drama, comedy and romance.

Be sure to arrive early and bring your rugs, camping chairs and picnics!

Please note: Rainbow Shakespeare will perform in light to moderate rain. If the weather is severe and a performance is cancelled, tickets will be exchanged for another performance.

“Rainbow Shakespeare at Highdown is so close to perfection it’s almost unfair”
Worthing Herald

Joint ticket offer: book this and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and save even more! Click here to claim the joint ticket offer.


Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 July
Evenings – 7.30pm
Matinees – Sat & Sun 2pm
Gates open one hour prior

Highdown Gardens

Under 16s £8
Family of four £42

Production times and Book tickets

18 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
20 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017