Shakespeare at the Castle returns for its fourth season with The Merchant of Venice
On 2nd and 3rd August 2015, The American Drama Group Europe returns to Mont Orgueil Castle for their fourth season of Shakespeare at the Castle, sponsored by Credit Suisse. This year the stage will be set for The Merchant of Venice as part of the group’s European Castle and Palaces tour.
Mont Orgueil will be opening from 6.00pm on both evenings to welcome audience members to explore the castle before the performance starts at 7.30pm. Audience members will be welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy the Castle before the performance.
The production company, ADG Europe, will be stopping in Jersey as part of their 49 castle and palaces tour, which passes through 11 countries throughout Europe. The story of The Merchant of Venice is known for its dramatic courtroom scenes, white-knuckle suspense and swooning romance.
Roy McGregor, CEO, for Credit Suisse in the Channel Islands said:
‘Credit Suisse Channel Islands is delighted to be sponsoring Shakespeare at the Castle, as The American Drama Group return to Mont Orgueil Castle to perform The Merchant of Venice. It’s wonderful to be involved in such a special event, which brings world-class entertainment to the local community in one of the many historic locations we’re blessed with on this island. It is set to be a memorable evening of theatre for the whole family, and we’re very proud to continue to work with Jersey Heritage as we go in to the fourth season of these fantastic performances.’
As an additional offer to the performance, Jersey Heritage have partnered with Sumas Restaurant in Gorey and 365 Tickets to offer a pre-show dinner at 6.00pm on 3 August, and Coco Rico for pre-made picnic hampers. Tickets are available to purchase online at www.356tickets.je.
Jo Falla, Heritage Venues Manager said:
“We are very happy that ADG Europe are returning to Mont Orgueil Castle for another of their fantastic productions. The Castle makes the perfect dramatic backdrop for this play and we are sure it will be special event for all the family.”
Tickets are available through www.365tickets.je , Mont Orgueil Castle and Jersey Museum.
More information about The Merchant of Venice can be found on the Jersey Heritage website at www.jerseyheritage.org .