BC SHADOW ICON BC SHADOW ICON best header website

Copyright, all rights reserved 2013                

iconFacebook BC SHADOW ICON

Bowler Crab bring you our twelfth full production to date: The Merchant of Venice, on tour across Sussex, Kent and London this June & July!


The Merchant of Venice is an edgy comedy filled with romance, laughter and the odd tear. Three love stories roll into one as we follow young lovers on a voyage to woo the women of their dreams; but how dark will the tale turn when their friend must pay their debts? How accountable can friendship be when wagered with of a pound of human flesh? A comedy full of love, riddles, disguises, song and dance but also one that questions the topics of race, class, worth, gender, religion and, ultimately … revenge.


Our biggest tour to date, with stops at our usual haunts: The Mermaid Inn (Rye), The Stables Theatre (Hastings), St John's Centre (Bexhill) and The Hen & Chickens (Islington, London); along with new tour stops: The Trinity Theatre (Tunbridge Wells), The Rialto Theatre (Brighton) and St John's URC (Edenbridge) and, of course, multiple stops at our own exclusive outdoor venue, the C16th Half House Farm (Three Oaks).


Photography by Peter Mould of Stagesnap.com , taken at our home venues:

The Mermaid Inn (Rye), Half House Farm (Three Oaks) and The Stables Theatre (Hastings).

Merchant Venice more testimonials (vol 2) What's On Magazine Review July 2018 NEW Farm The Merchant of Venice TICKETS

Weather wise, we ARE GOING ON REGARDLESS TODAY (under shelter or otherwise).


Tickets online now closed for today but will be also be available for purchase on the door one hour prior to performance  - plenty of tickets available!


The only access to Half House Farm is via the A259 on Sunday. The other end of Three Oaks (via The Ridge) is closed with no vehicle access from the pub onwards due to Southern Water doing works in the area. Do ignore the signs on the A259 stating that the road is closed from that end, you will have access to Half House Farm from the A259  approach (East) to Three Oaks. Butchers Lane will only be closed from beyond the pub end of the Village (West). We appologise for the inconvenience this may cause but unfortunately the circumstances are beyond our control.