By William Shakespeare
Director: Richard Twyman; Designer: Georgia Lowe; Lighting Designer: Matt Graham
Sound Designer: GiLes Thomas; Creative Advisor: Abdul-Rehman Malik
Cast includes: Abraham Popoola (Othello), Mark Lockyer (Iago), Norah Lopez Holden (Desdemona) and Katy Stephens (Emelia).
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 Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against Turkish invasion. Forced to assimilate in order to succeed, Othello's life is unraveled by a society divided by race, religion and fear.
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