The production is set to tour the UK this Autumn.

Casting and creative team has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of Frantic Assembly’s production of Othello which will open at the Curve Theatre on the 19th September and touring into 2023.

Michael Akinsulire (Trigger Point, Stephen, both ITV) will play Othello, Joe Layton (The Unreturning, Frantic Assembly; Young Wallander, Netflix) will play Iago, Chanel Waddock (Rock, Paper, Scissors, Sheffield Crucible; Hamlet, National Theatre) will play Desdemona, Oliver Baines (I Like The Way You Move , Frantic Ignition 2019, Theatre Peckham) will play Montano, Tom Gill (Vigil, BBC; Britannia, Sky) will play Cassio, Felipe Pacheco (Brassic, Sky; The Responder, BBC) will play Roderigo, Hannah Sinclair Robinson (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, UK and Ireland Tour; Rockets, Blue Lights, both National Theatre) will play Bianca, Kirsty Stuart (I Think We Are Alone, Frantic Assembly; Call the Midwife, BBC) will play Emilia, and Matthew Trevannion (War Horse, National Theatre; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, West End) will play Brabantio.

Frantic Assembly takes Shakespeare’s muscular and beautiful text, combines its own bruising physicality, and presents an Othello firmly rooted in a volatile 21st century. This is a world of broken glass and broken promises, of poisonous manipulation and explosive violence.

Originally presented to great acclaim in 2008 and 2014, this updated version in co- production with Curve Theatre Leicester, will tour to Curve Leicester, LiverpoolPlayhouse, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal York, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Oxford Playhouse, The Lowry Salford Quays, MAST Mayflower Studios Southampton, Connaught Theatre, Worthing and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre London.

The production’s creative team includes: director Scott Graham, designer Laura Hopkins, lighting designer Natasha Chivers, sound design by Gareth Fry, music by Hybrid, casting director Will Burton CDG, associate director David Gilbert and co-choreographer Perry Johnson.

To find out more about the production and to book tickets visit: https://www.franticassembly.co.uk/productions/othello-2