Tickets for both productions are on sale now.

The National Theatre have announced details of two further plays to be part of its upcoming Winter programme:  Shakespeare’s Othello and Kerry Jackson a new play by April De Angelis – with tickets for both productions on sale to the public now.

Opening on the 23rd November in the Lyttelton theatre, Clint Dyer directs a new production of Shakespeare’s Othello which is set to star  Giles Terera (Death of England: Face to Face) as Othello, Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) as Desdemona and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance) as Iago. The cast is also set to include: Jack Bardoe, Rory Fleck Byrne, Kirsty J Curtis, Tanya Franks, Gareth Kennerley, Martin Marquez, Amy Newton, Steffan Rizzi and Jay Simpson with further cast to be announced.

A bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations.  A refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds that love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together.  But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.  

Running at the theatre until the 21st January, the creative team behind the production includes: set designer  Chloe Lamford, costume designer, Michael Vale and lighting designer is Jai Morjaria. Music and Sound by Pete Malkin and Benjamin Grant, movement director is Lucie Pankhurst and fight director is Kev McCurdy.

Also opening in November, Indhu Rubasingham will direct the world premiere of April De Angelis’ new comedy Kerry Jackson, performing in the Dorfman Theatre from the 30th November until the 21st January. The cast is set to be led by Fay Ripley who plays Kerry, owner of a new restaurant in fashionable Walthamstow. Wearing her working-class roots as a badge of honour, Kerry navigates the local characters in a bid to make the tapas restaurant a success – without losing herself in the process. Further casting has yet to be announced. Set and costume design is by Richard Kent, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, movement director is Lucy Hind and casting director is Juliet Horsley CDG.

For more information about both productions visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/