Othello

William Shakespeare


Othello

The Othello Project 

             

Join us for an exciting weekend of poetry, art, music and more to mark the arrival of English Touring Theatre and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Othello at Wilton’s Music Hall.

The Othello Project has been funded by Amal-A Said Foundation Project, to promote some of the most exciting Muslim artists and writers working in the UK today, whilst also encouraging audiences to engage deeply with this unique interpretation of Shakespeare. 
 

Programme of Events

Curated by English Touring Theatre and Abdul-Rehman Malik

SATURDAY 20 MAY

12.00 OTHELLO DOCUMENTARY
          Film screening from filmmaker and producer Nadir Nahdi (founder of creative platform BENI).


13.00 - 13.45 PRE-SHOW TALK
          A lively discussion about the process and context of this production of Othello with Richard Twyman (Director, Othello),
          Abdul Rehman-Malik (Journalist) and Kinsi Abdulleh (Artist,Activist and founder of NUMBI).


13.30 - 14.15 FOOD AND OUD
          Specialty food event accompanied by a live Oud performancefrom multi-instrumentalist and composer Kareem Samara.


14.30 OTHELLO MATINEE PERFORMANCE


18.00 - 18.30 10 MINUTE PLAYS
          Short response plays by Somali-British Playwright, Firdos Ali (How I Feel, Bunker Without Borders), Playwright and Essayist Avaes
          Mohammad (Hurling Rubble at the Sun/Hurling Rubble at the Moon) and Iraqi Playwright Hassan AbdulRazzak (Baghdad Wedding,Dhow Under the Sun).


18.30 - 19.15 MUNEERA PILGRIM
          Spoken word performance from one half of British Muslim female hip-hop duo, Poetic Pilgrimage.


19.30 OTHELLO EVENING PERFORMANCE


All Day THE EAST END OF ISLAM
Photography exhibition from documentary photographer Rehan Jamil (Common Ground: Portraits of Tower Hamlets & Common
Ground: Aspects of Contemporary British Muslim Experience).


FURTHER FREE EVENTS FROM THE OTHELLO PROJECT


SAT 27 May

17.45 PRE-SHOW TALK
               
Discussion with Jerry Brotton, professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University.


SAT 3 June

17.45 PRE-SHOW TALK
               
Titled "Blood, Belonging & The Moor", this pre-show discussion with LSE-based ethnographer and PhD candidate Nabila Munawar and activist, Independent columnist and communications guru Muddassar Ahmed explores what it means to belong. The panel will be chaired by journalist Abdul-Rehman Malik.

 

 

PODCAST SERIES


In the lead up to the Festival and during the duration of the show’s run at Wilton’s Music Hall, English Touring Theatre will also be releasing a number of podcasts that discuss different topics from the play. These are now available for streaming on ETT's Soundcloud & to download on iTunes for iOS users, and Stitcher for Android.

 

RESOURCE PACK

Click here to download the Education Pack for Othello.


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