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Othello

‘…one of the best I have seen… Spare but incisive. Cutting to the quick. It does not impose: it unlocks’ The Observer
‘Director Richard Twyman’s riveting production excels at depicting the racial and religious tensions underlying Othello and Desdemona’s peril ... a thriller that focuses on anti-Muslim prejudice and alternative facts.’ The Guardian
‘a blast of fresh air’ The Times
‘Articulate, dynamic and thrilling’ The Stage

Othello  is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays – an electrifying thriller and masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.

Venice: a western colonial power employs the newly married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. The difficulties of fitting into a society riven by discrimination, fear and mistrust soon take their toll on Othello. Manipulated by Iago, his life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear. 

Following a critically acclaimed UK  tour and London run,  Richard Twyman’s vital production of  Othello  is brought to the stage by UK Theatre Award winners  English Touring Theatre  in a co-production with  Oxford Playhouse  and  Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. 

Time Out Dubai’s 2019 Best Theatrical Performance 


An English Touring Theatre, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Tobacco Factory Theatres and Oxford Playhouse co-production.

Dates

Dubai Opera House

30 Jan - 2 Feb 2019

Great Theatre of China, Shanghai

18 - 21 Jul 2019

Harrogate

25 - 29 Sep 2018

Cast in Doncaster

2 - 6 Oct 2018

Lawrence Batley Theatre

9 - 13 Oct 2018

Everyman Cheltenham

16 - 20 Oct 2018

Oldham Coliseum

23 - 27 Oct 2018

Ipswich

30 Oct - 3 Nov 2018

Warwick Arts Centre

6 - 10 Nov 2018

Lighthouse Poole

20 - 24 Nov 2018

Tobacco Factory Theatre

16 Feb - 1 Apr 2017

Exeter Northcott Theatre

9 - 13 May 2017

Wilton's Music Hall

16 May - 3 Jun 2017

Shakespeare Festival, Neuss, Germany

9 - 11 Jun 2017

Rehearsal Gallery

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Creative Team

Written by

William Shakespeare

Director

Richard Twyman

Designer

Georgia Lowe

Associate Designer

Lighting Designer

Matthew Graham

Composer & Sound Designer

Giles Thomas

Movement Director

Lanre Malaolu

Fight Director

John Sandeman

Assistant Director (UK Tour)

Sepy Baghaei

Assistant Director (Tobacco Factory)

Floriana Dezou

Casting Director

Annelie Powell

Creative Adviser

Abdul-Rehman Malik

Cast

Othello

Shanghai Martins Imhangbe

Othello

2018 UK tour, Dubai Victor Oshin

Othello

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany Abraham Popoola

Desdemona

Dubai, Shanghai Molly Vevers

Desdemona

2018 UK tour Kitty Archer

 Desdemona

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany Norah Lopez Holden

Iago

Dubai, Shanghai Michael Gould

Iago

2018 UK tour Paul McEwan

Iago

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany Mark Lockyer

Emilia

2018 UK tour Kelly Price

Emilia

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, Dubai, Shanghai Katy Stephens

Roderigo

Shanghai Roger Evans

Roderigo

Dubai Michael Grady Hall

Roderigo

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, 2018 UK tour Brian Lonsdale

Cassio

2018 UK tour, Dubai, Shanghai Philip Correia

Cassio

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany Piers Hampton

Bianca

Shanghai Dilek Rose

Bianca

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, 2018 UK tour, Dubai Hayat Kamille

Montano

2018 UK tour, Dubai, Shanghai Naby Dakhli

Montano

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany Ghazwan Safadi

Brabantio

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, 2018 UK tour, Dubai, Shanghai Chris Bianchi

Duke / Brabantio

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, Shanghai Alan Coveney

Duke

2018 UK Tour, Dubai James Ellis

Lodovico

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, 2018 UK tour, Dubai John Sandeman

Soldier / Senator/ Lodovico

2018 tour, Dubai, Shanghai James Godden

Soldier

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany Joel Macey

Soldier

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany Kenton Thomas

Soldier / Senator

Tobacco Factory, Wilton’s Music Hall, Neuss, Germany, Shanghai Zach Powell