Open-air Merchant of Venice


The Merchant of Venice, Bowler Crab’s 12th Shakespearean production, will be performed in the open air at Half House Farm, Butchers Lane, Three Oaks, TN35 4NE on the evenings of Friday and Saturday July 21 and 22 starting at 7:30pm and the afternoon of Sunday July 29 starting at 3pm (the very last show of the run).


Stephen James John, the Artistic Director, considers this his best work and the reviews have been amazing. Every actor in this show has been professionally trained in Shakespeare performance and, as always, Stephen has directed in a way that makes it very easy to understand for those who are newcomers to Shakespeare or think they don’t like it because of past bad stuffy experiences. Stephen himself plays two significant comic roles and and three small straight roles. Bowler Crab now have a lighting technician on board who regularly works in the West End and during the evening performances the backdrop and lighting of the 16th-century farm house is amazing.

If you have had thoughts about coming to a Bowler Crab performance and maybe bringing a group – this is undoubtedly the best and one not to miss.
Tickets are £15 and will be available to buy on arrival or you can buy online .
Or you can email to reserve tickets for payment on the door.
There will be a licensed marquee selling beers, wines, Pimm’s, hot drinks and home-made cakes. Or feel free to bring a full picnic and enjoy the farm as the gates open an hour before the performance. Bring chairs (or alternatively there are hay bales for seating) and even the warmest of days grow chilly – so be sure to bring blanket or warm clothes ready for the second half.
The evening show starts at 7:30pm and ends at approx 10:15pm (including a 20-minute interval). For more information phone 07801 893 115 and leave a message – they will respond as soon as possible.

Photos: Bowler Crab Productions


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