The tragic, funny and often unbelievable life of fiction's most famous Jew.
Written and performed by Gareth Armstrong, directed by Frank Barrie and, arguably, one of the most significant and acclaimed pieces of solo theatre of the last 25 years, Shylock is an award-winning play which explores the world of Shylock, Shakespeare’s most controversial character, and his people. The play examines religious and racial intolerance, the history of plays in performance and, above all, celebrates the richness of Shakespeare’s language.
Gareth, who has played leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and at Shakespeare’s Globe, first performed Shylock at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe, receiving rave reviews in the national press and 5 Stars from the Festival critics.
Over the following 10 years Shylock won awards touring all over the world (from Stratford-upon-Avon to off-Broadway) and the production achieved almost legendary status.