Digital Archive:Cast List, The Merchant of Venice (2003)

Listing show dates and detailing cast, creative and production teams




Shylock – Desmond Barrit

Antonio – Philip Quast

Bassanio – Patrick Robinson

Lorenzo – Ed Stoppard

Gratiano – Geoffrey Streatfeild

Salerio – Christian Patterson

Solanio – Kieran Hill

Launcelot Gobbo – Stephen Ventura

The Duke of Venice – Robert Swann

The Prince of Morocco – Ricky Fearon

The Prince of Arragon – Paul Leonard

Tubal – Barry McCarthy

Leonardo – Benedict Quirke

Balthazar – Steven Fawell

Morocco’s Attendant/Court Official – Steve Elias

Bassanio’s Man/Arragon’s Attendant – Simon Lys

Portia – Niamh Cusack

Nerissa – Dido Miles

Jessica – Alexandra Moen

Stephina – Alicia Davies


Violin – Steve Bentley-Klein

Clarinet – Merlin Shepherd

Keyboard & Vocals – Mia Soteriou


Director – Gale Edwards

Designer – Alison Chitty

Lighting Designer  – Chris Ellis

Sound Designer – Paul Arditti

Composer – Mia Soteriou

Assistant Director – Lucy Jameson

Design Assistant – Mark Friend

Costume Supervisor – Mary Fisher

Voice Coach – Andrew Wade

Morocco’s Scimitar Work – Terry King

Arragon’s Movement Coach – Jonathan Lunn

Additional Movement Work – Steve Elias


Company Stage Manager – Amelia Ferrand-Rook

Stage Manager – Jo Bradman

Deputy Stage Manager – Louise Bann

Assistant Stage Managers – Rebecca Fifield, Guy Thompson


June: Fri 6P, Sat 7Pm&Pe, Mon 9P, Tue 10P(PT), Wed 11F, Thu 12m&e, Fri 13(D),

Sat 14m(D)&e, Mon 16, Tue 17, Wed 18, Thu 19m&e(S), Fri 27(D), Sat 28m&e, Mon 30

July: Tue 1, Wed 2, Thu 3m(D)&e(T)

August: Fri 8(D), Sat 16e, Fri 22(D)

September: Fri 5, Sat 6m&e, Thu 11m&e, Fri 19(D), Sat 20m&e, Mon 22, Tue 23, Wed 24,

Thu 25m&e, Mon 29, Tue 30

October: Wed 1, Thu 2Lm


P = Preview

F = First Night

PN = Press Night

D = Audio Described Performance

S = Sign Interpreted Performance

PT = Pre Show Talk

T = Post Show Discussion

m = matinee

e = evening

L = Last Night


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