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Othello by English Touring Theatre

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25th September 2018 to
29th September

Harrogate Theatre

An English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory Production


Othello is one of Shakespeare's most startlingly contemporary plays - a 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 strain of fitting into a society divided by discrimination and fear soon takes its toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello's life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear.

Following a critically acclaimed 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.


'One of the best I have seen' ★★★★ The Observer

'An astute and powerful production' ★★★★ The Times

'Articulate, dynamic and thrilling' ★★★★ The Stage

‘Beautifully acted & full of fresh invention' ★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine

'Director Richard Twyman’s riveting production excels at depicting the racial and religious tensions underlying Othello and Desdemona’s peril' ★★★★ The Guardian

Othello Rehearsal Photos

Creative Team

Directed by Richard Twyman, the Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre Richard took up the role of Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre in November 2016.

Prior to his he was Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court Theatre and had spent five years at the Royal Shakespeare Company working on fourteen productions, including the hugely acclaimed Histories Cycle for which he directed Henry IV Pt II. This production, alongside the Histories, was honoured with three Olivier Awards, the Evening Standard Editors Choice Award and named by The Guardian's Michael Billington as his production of the decade 2000-2010.

Richard has directed at the Royal Court, Bush, Old Vic Tunnels, Bath Theatre Royal and worked alongside Peter Hall on his 80th anniversary production of Twelfth Night at the National Theatre.

Designer Georgia Lowe

Associate Designer Alex Berry

Composer and Sound Designer Giles Thomas

Lighting Designer Matt Graham

Casting Director Annelie Powel CDG

Movement Director Lanre Malaolu

Ticket Prices and Information

Running time: 3 hours including interval

Guidance: 12+ (includes violence and strong language)

Full Price £18.00
Concessions £16.00
Boxes seat 4* £72.00

*Boxes may offer a restricted view

Wheelchair users and patrons with mobility issues are asked to call the Box Office on 01423 502116 to book

Wed 26 Sept: Captioned

Thur 27 Sept: Post show talk

Fri 28 Sept: Audio Described & BSL performance

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Venue Information

Harrogate Theatre
Box office
01423 502116
Oxford Street,
Show Dates and times

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Friday, 28 September 2018
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Saturday, 29 September 2018