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With time being precious during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we challenged this year’s acts to deliver a 50-word elevator pitch for their show. This time it’s the turn of Gratiano.

We never thought we’d play the villain in our lives. Gratiano recounts his part in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, now set in Mussolini’s Italy, and explores how politicians can use the politics of hate and democracy to turn a people against each other.

What other show shouldn’t we miss?

The Straw Man

Name of your show: Gratiano

Venue: Assembly Rooms, Drawing Room

Dates: 8, 12, 15, 19 & 22 August 2018

Time: 12:40 (60min)


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The Scotland team is under the editorship of Lauren Humphreys. The Reviews Hub was set up in 2007. We aim to review all professional types of theatre, whether that be Commercial, Repertory or Fringe as well as Comedy, Music, Gigs etc.

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