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  • RSC Live at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

    Three productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company will be screened at the KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT in May 2019. The following productions will be screened: The Merchant of VeniceHamlet and Othello.

    Please note that this is a screening of the theatre production, and not a live performance.

    Performance Date Time
    The Merchant of Venice 21 May 2019, Tuesday 5pm
    Hamlet 22 May 2019, Wednesday 5pm
    Othello 23 May 2019, Thursday 5pm

    Tickets are priced at $20 per ticket for school bookings.

    For school bookings, kindly contact Carolyn at 6221 5585 or email carolyn@srt.com.sg.


    The Merchant of Venice

    In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

    With the gold flowing all is well, but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. A wronged father and despised outsider, Shylock looks to exact the ultimate price for a deal sealed in blood.

    Date: 21 May 2019, Tuesday
    Time: 5pm
    Duration: Approximately 2h 15 mins
    Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
                 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035

    Tickets are priced at $20 per ticket for school bookings.

    For school bookings, kindly contact Carolyn at 6221 5585 or email carolyn@srt.com.sg.


    Hamlet

    Hamlet has the world at his feet. Young, wealthy and living a hedonistic life studying abroad. Then word reaches him that his father is dead. 

    Returning home he finds his world is utterly changed, his certainties smashed and his home a foreign land. Struggling to understand his place in a new world order he faces a stark choice. Submit, or rage against the injustice of his new reality. 

    Simon Godwin (The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2014) directs Paapa Essiedu as Hamlet in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy. As relevant today as when it was written, Hamlet confronts each of us with the mirror of our own mortality in an imperfect world.   

                

    Date: 22 May 2019, Wednesday
    Time: 5pm
    Duration: Approximately 3 hours
    Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
                 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035

    Tickets are priced at $20 per ticket for school bookings.

    For school bookings, kindly contact Carolyn at 6221 5585 or email carolyn@srt.com.sg.


    Othello

    Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

    But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

    After more than a decade working in film and television on projects from Star Wars to Holby City, Hugh Quarshie returns to the RSC to play Shakespeare's Othello. He was last seen with us in Faust and Julius Caesar (1996). Hugh will play opposite Lucian Msamati in the role of Iago, returning to the RSC following his role as Pericles in 2006. The production is directed by Iqbal Khan (Much Ado About Nothing, 2012).

    Date: 23 May 2019, Thursday
    Time: 5pm
    Duration: Approximately 3 hours
    Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
                 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035

    Tickets are priced at $20 per ticket for school bookings.

    For school bookings, kindly contact Carolyn at 6221 5585 or email carolyn@srt.com.sg.


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