TitleThe Merchant of Venice
AuthorShakespeare, William
VenueCottesloe Theatre, National Theatre
Performance TypeFirst Production
CompanyNational Theatre; 1963-
Opening Night6/11/1999
Press Night6/17/1999
Closing Night5/10/2000
Performance Length3 hours, 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
AwardsEvening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director
Critics' Circle Award (1999) for Best Director
Oliviers for Best Director (Trevor Nunn), Best Actor (Henry Goodman)
Olivier nomination for Best Lighting Designer (Peter Mumford)
Number of Performances114
Performer Roles
ROLE113018Bamber; DavidAntonio
ROLE113020Umbers; MarkSolanio
ROLE113021Hanson; AlexanderBassanio
ROLE113023Henders; RichardGratiano
ROLE113024Crotty; DerbhlePortia
ROLE113026Goodman; HenryShylock
ROLE113027Omambala; ChuThe Prince of Morocco
ROLE113029James; OscarOld Gobbo
ROLE113030Jourdan; GabrielleJessica
ROLE113031Coulthard; RaymondThe Prince of Arragon
ROLE113032Springer; MarkLeonardo
ROLE113033Nolan; JohnTubal / Balthazar
ROLE113034Gregory; Ceri AnnWoman Masquer
ROLE113035McDonald; LeighWoman Masquer
ROLE113037Burt; DavidThe Duke of Venice
ROLE113038Wildman; MichaelStephano
ROLE113039Arneil; DavidSuitor to Portia
ROLE113040Creighton; JimSuitor to Portia
ROLE113041James; JackSuitor to Portia
ROLE113042McKenna; LiamSuitor to Portia
ROLE113043Millham; CharlesSuitor to Portia
ROLE105871Edis; SteveKeyboards
ROLE113044Francis; JohnViolin / Viola
ROLE113045Ormrod; NicholasPercussion
ROLE113109Swartland; GabrielStephano
ROLE113019Jersey; Peter deSalerio
ROLE113022Evans; DanielLorenzo
ROLE113025Kelly; AlexNerissa
ROLE113028French; AndrewLauncelot Gobbo
Creative Roles
ROLE103141Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)Playwright
ROLE103765Nunn; Sir; Trevor (1940-)Director
ROLE113012Bechtler; HildegardDesigner
ROLE108806Mumford; PeterLighting Designer
ROLE110065Edis; SteveMusic
ROLE108080Groothuis; PaulSound Designer
ROLE113013Page; LynneChoreographer
ROLE103663Rodenburg; PatsyCompany Voice Work
ROLE113014Buffini; FionaStaff Director
ROLE104724Barnes; JasonProduction Manager
ROLE104866Rankin; AlisonStage Manager
ROLE104867Milling; DavidDeputy Stage Manager
ROLE108350Gordon; EmmaAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE104868Haffenden; NikAssistant Stage Manager
ROLE113015Jebens; Ana SAssistant to the Designer
ROLE113016Parkinson; StephenAssistant to the Lighting Designer
ROLE109150Grimshaw; Sarah-JaneProduction Assistant
ROLE110331Murphy; ClaireCostume Supervisor
ROLE113017Guadagnini; DonnaAssistant to the Costume Supervisor
ROLE103477Haynes; JohnProduction Photographer
ROLE117265Nelson; JeannetteAssistant Voice Coach
RNT/SM/1/443The Merchant of Venice1999Prompt Scripts
RNT/PR/4/1/675The Merchant of VeniceMay 1999 - October 2001Press Production Review Files
RNT/PP/5/363The Merchant of Venice1999Rehearsal Photographs
RNT/PP/2/4/213The Merchant of Venice17 June 1999Cottesloe Posters
RNT/PR/3/521The Merchant of Venice1999Rehearsal and Production Photographs
RNT/SM/2/2/206The Merchant of Venice1999Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/SM/2/2/210The Merchant of Venice1999 - 2000Cottesloe Show Reports
RNT/PO/1/1/180bThe Merchant of Venice2000Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/PO/1/1/180aThe Merchant of Venice 1999Cottesloe Production Office Show Files
RNT/E/3/3/161The Merchant of Venice 1999Background Packs
RNT/CO/1/398The Merchant of Venice1999Costume Department Production Files
RNT/PR/2/3/269Trevor Nunn directs the 'Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare1 April 1999Press Releases 1990-1999
RNT/PR/2/4/17The Royal National Theatre's 'Merchant of Venice' goes to worldwide television and the internet16 May 2000Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PR/2/4/20Production news from the Royal National Theatre10 July 2000Press Releases 2000-2009
RNT/PP/1/4/206The Merchant of Venice17 June 1999Cottesloe Programmes
RNT/R/1/4/3/136The Merchant of Venice1999Postcards
RNT/PP/3/9/2/115The Merchant of Venice1999Olivier Cast Lists
RNT/SO/2/1/75The Merchant of Venice17 August 1999Master Recordings
RNT/SO/2/2/75The Merchant of Venice17 August 1999Viewing Recordings
RNT/PO/5/276The Merchant of Venice1999Set Photographs
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