Following on from its successful run at the Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and English Touring Theatre’s production arrives at the Wilton’s Music Hall from the 16th May.
Directed by Richard Twyman, Artistic Director for English Touring Theatre, this reimagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy focuses on lives torn apart by racism and prejudice in a modern day setting.
The tale of a Muslim general employed by a western colonial power to lead their army against Turkish invasion, the tragic play sees Othello face the difficulties of assimilating into a society riven by discrimination, fear and mistrust. Manipulated by Iago and his whispered mistruths, this begins to take its toll and his life quickly unravels as he turns on all he holds dear as paranoia and delusion take over.
The production is led by Abraham Popoola as Othello, Mark Lockyer as Iago and Norah Lopez Holden as Desdemona. Meanwhile the cast also features Ghazwan Alsafadi, Christopher Bianchi, Alan Coveney, Piers Hampton, Hayat Kamille, Brian Lonsdale, John Sandeman and Katy Stephens.
Meanwhile, the production’s creative team includes designs by Georgia Lowe, music and sound by Giles Thomas, lighting by Matthew Graham and costume supervision by Jane Tooze.
Othello will play at the Wilton’s Music Hall from the 16th May until the 3rd June. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://wiltons.org.uk/web/whatson/300-othello.