Behind the scenes at The Merchant of Venice | OBLivev

We follow the cast and crew of The Merchant of Venice as they bring Shakespeare to the streets of Barking, with an innovative adaptation of this classic.

In July 2016, The Merchant of Venice filled Barking’s streets with colour and drama as local writer Ashley Joseph and director Angela Michaels cleverly brought the production to the 21 century. The project was brought to life in collaboration with Studio 3 Arts and saw a professional cast of actors work alongside a team of community performers from across the Borough to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Find out more about the production