Theatre Podcast: Tracy-Ann Oberman on the Merchant of Venice 1936

Star of Friday Night Dinner, EastEnders and Toast of London, the actor and writer Tracy-Ann Oberman joins our chief theatre critic Nick Curtis in between performances of the Merchant of Venice 1936.

Tracy-Ann on why she’s always wanted to carryout the play despite “hating” it because it was written “at a time of huge antisemitism”. She explains how this modern production can be used as an educational tool.

Also, we review Romeo and Julie, a production by Rachel O’Riordan which is currently on at the National, starring It’s a Sin’s Callum Scott Howells.

And our thoughts on anguish in Butetown at Donmar Warehouse, directed by Tinuke Craig and written by Diana Nneka Atuona.

In this episode:

fraction one: Romeo and Julie review with Nick Clark and Nick Curtis

fraction two: Tracy-Ann Oberman interview for the Merchant of Venice 1936 (7 mins 39)

fraction three: anguish in Butetown review with Nick Curtis and Nancy Durrant (16 mins 10)

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