Othello

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - 7:15pm - Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 7:15pm
Main stage, 7.15pm / Saturday matinee 2.30pm
Tickets: 
£20 - £12 / Under 26s £8 / Kirklees Passport holders £3 off
English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory
Written by: 
William Shakespeare
Age recommendation: 
12+ (contains violence and strong language)
Running time: 
150 minutes plus internal

Othello is one of Shakespeare's most startlingly contemporary plays - a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.

 

Venice; a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. The strain of fitting into a society riven by discrimination and fear soon take their toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello's life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear.

 

Following a critically acclaimed tour and London run, Richard Twyman’s vital production of Othello is brought to the stage by UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

 

‘One of the best I have seen’
★★★★

The Observer

 

‘Director Richard Twyman’s riveting production excels at depicting the racial and religious tensions underlying Othello and Desdemona’s peril’

★★★★

The Guardian

 

‘An astute and powerful production’

★★★★

The Times

 

‘Articulate, dynamic and thrilling’

★★★★

The Stage

 

‘Beautifully acted & full of fresh invention’

★★★★

Stage Talk Magazine

 

★★★★

The Stage

 

★★★★

Reviews Hub

 

★★★★

The Arts Desk