A SCHOOL alumni group hopes to put on a ‘riveting evening of drama’ this weekend, writes Simon Stiel.
The Merchant of Venice will be staged by the Old Harrovians at Harrow School’s Speech Room in High Street, Harrow on the Harrow, at 7.45pm on Friday and Saturday - NOT 7pm on Saturday only as this Harrow Observer's said in error.
The performance will be the group’s 63rd.
Director Charlie Ward boarded at the school’s Grove House.
He said: “The Merchant of Venice is an incredibly demanding play and drags all of us in different directions.
“It’s one of Shakespeare’s nastiest plays and it is appealing and engrossing.
“It’s a riveting evening of drama.”
The play will be performed in Elizabethan and Jacobean costumes that have been worn by luminaries like Joanna Lumley and Peter O’Toole.
Al Barclay will portray Shylock.
Mr Ward said: “As well as Al, we have a cast of recently trained professional actors like James Jaggs, Stuart Sessions and Anton-Thompson-McCormick.”
A free guided tour of the school’s Fourth Form Room is available before the Saturday performance upon reservation.
n Tickets for The Merchant of Venice are £10 for adults and £5 for students and concessions and can be booked via firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8872 8200.