David Sayers stars as Shylock which in The Merchant of Venice which opens tonight at the Trebah Garden in Cornwall.
In this classic Shakespearean comedy, the wealthy Antonio borrows money from Shylock, and both are so confident about his paying it back that they jokingly adopt a ridiculous agreement: that Antonio will give Shylock a pound of his flesh should he default. Then events conspire against him so that he cannot repay the loan. What transpires is a witty, romantic and thought-provoking tale.
David is thrilled to return to outdoor theatre company Illyria who have won 4 international "Best Performance" awards and attracted numerous "5-star" and "Critics' Choice" reviews for their lively clarity of Shakespeare's plays.
Break a leg David!