Othello (2009)

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Othello (2009)

16th century Venice. A military ensign passed over for promotion and consumed with jealously plots the overthrow of his noble general, the mighty Othello. We bring the world of Othello vividly to life, featuring a live string quartet, original music from composer Ron McAllister, and an ensemble cast. Tackling subjects of racism, belonging, and deception, this is a classic take on a poignant tragedy that mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition.

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16th century Venice. A military ensign passed over for promotion and consumed with jealously plots the overthrow of his noble general, the mighty Othello. Following on from the success of Shakespeare’s R&J and Kill Bill Macbeth, South Hill Park Arts Centre presented a major new production of Shakespeare’s great domestic tragedy co-produced with Icarus Theatre Collective and Original Theatre Company.We brought the world of Othello vividly to life, featuring a live string quartet, original music from composer Ron McAllister, and an ensemble cast. Tackling subjects of racism, belonging, and deception, this is a classic take on a poignant tragedy that mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition.

South Hill Park, Bracknell

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

The Theatre, Chipping Norton,

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Norwich Playhouse

Opera House, Buxton

“The cast performed in perfect harmony both musically and with the text and the multi-use sets, and simple but effective lighting and sound kept the audience engrossed in the action to the very bitter end.”

Neil McEwan, The Scotsman


“A fascinating production.”

Mike Allen, The News


“A heartbreaking tale of jealousy, passion, love and remorse was poignantly performed at the Harrogate Theatre.”

Alice Williams, York Press


“This was a beautiful version of Shakespeare’s Othello.”

Sonia Kapur, Maidenhead Advertiser


“Combining Shakespeare with a live string quartet ensured that a new production of Othello was on song for the start of it’s national tour.”

Lucy Crossley, Bracknell News


Othello: Vinta Morgan

Iago: Chistopher Dingli

Desdemona: Kate Colebrook

Emilia: Laura Durrant

Roderigo: Nick Holbek

Cassio: Charles De Bromhead

Bianca: Lauren O’Dair

Production Team

Directed by: Max Lewendel

Produced by: Alastair Whatley

Set Design by: Christopher Hone

Costume Design by: Fiona Davis

Lighting Design by: Oliver Welsh

Production Management by: Steve Tyler

Stage Management by: Zachary Holton

Production shots: Jack Ladenburg

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