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 Twymans 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 Twymans riveting production excels at depicting the racial and religious tensions underlying Othello and Desdemonas peril' ★★★★ The Guardian
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)
|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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