Directed by Richard Twyman
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory
Theatres present a season of plays that resonate powerfully with
the modern world and are excited to welcome Richard Twyman,
Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, to direct one of
Shakespeare’s great tragedies.
One of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays, Othello
is a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by racism and the
destructive nature of prejudice.
Venice, a western colonial power, employs the newly-married
Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against Turkish
invasion. The difficulties of assimilating into a society riven by
discrimination, fear and mistrust, soon begin to take their toll on
Othello: manipulated by Iago, his life quickly unravels, and he turns
on all he holds dear.
A truly timeless play, Othello speaks afresh to each society that
comes to it: a warning weaved within the fabric of the tragedy, more
urgent than ever, compelling us to look beyond divisions of race,
religion or culture and acknowledge our universal humanity.
Christopher Bianchi Duke/Gratiano
Alan Coveney Brabantio
Piers Hampton Cassio
Hayat Kamille Bianca
Mark Lockyer Iago
Brian Lonsdale Roderigo
Norah Lopez Holden Desdemona
Abraham Popoola Othello
John Sandeman Lodovico
Ghazwan Safadi Montano
Katy Stephens Emilia
with Joel Macey, Zachary Powell and Kenton Thomas
Richard Twyman Director
Georgia Lowe Designer
Giles Thomas Composer and Sound Designer
Matthew Graham Lighting Designer
Abdul-Rehman Malik Creative Adviser
For more on the cast of Othello, read our season cast announcement.
- RUNNING TIME3hrs with interval
- AGE RECOMMENDATION12+
- VENUEFactory Theatre
- Thu 16 – Mon 20 February£16
- Thu 02 & Thu 09 March 2.30pm Full £19 / Schools & Under 15s £12
- Sat 2.30pm Full £19 / Schools & Under 15s £12
- All other performances
- Mon & Tue 7.30pm £19
- Wed 7.30pm & Thu 8pm£21
- Fri 8pm & Sat 7.30pm£24
Sat 18 March 11am – 1pm Tickets £15 (includes buffet lunch)
Join members of the company as they discuss this production of Othello.
Please note that this is not an introduction to the season’s shows; we recommend that everyone attending has already seen the production.
Business Club Members can get 2 for 1 tickets to the performances on Fri 17 February, 8pm and Thu 23 March, 8pm. Book early as this offer is subject to availability. To claim please quote your company promotion code over the phone or in person at the Box Office. Please bring proof of the company you work for.
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