Sat 13 Oct
English Touring Theatre
Director: Richard Twyman
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 riven by discrimination and fear soon take their 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.
Captioned Performance: Thursday 11 October 7.15pm
Audio Described Performance: Saturday 13 October 2.30pm
A free Touch Tour will take place on Saturday 13 October at 1pm, before the Audio Described Performance. Touch Tours are free but must be booked in advance. Click here to book or call the Box Office on 01484 430528.
A pre-show discussion will take place at 6.15pm on Tuesday 9 October.
A post-show discussion will take place on Wednesday 10 October.
Join us for The Othello Project – a day full of activities, food and performances relating to the story of Othello. Find out the full programme here.
Kitty Archer as Desdemona
Christopher Bianchi as Brabantio
Philip Correia as Cassio
Naby Dakhli as Montano
James Ellis as Duke
James Godden as Soldier/Senator
Hayat Kamille as Bianca
Brian Lonsdale as Roderigo
Paul McEwan as Iago
Victor Oshin as Othello
Kelly Price as Emilia
John Sandeman as Lodovico