Sep 2009

Nov 2009

Othello

Starring Vinta Morgan as Othello
Written by William Shakespeare
A co-production with Original Theatre Company in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre

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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A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance!

How do you convince a man to murder his own wife? In 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 presents a major new production of Shakespeare’s great domestic tragedy co-produced with Icarus Theatre Collective and Original Theatre Company.

We bring the world of Othello vividly to life, featuring a live string quartet, original music from composer Ron McAllister, and an ensemble cast.  We combine Shakespeare’s vivid language with some of Britain’s greatest talent to tell a dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy, and love.

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.

The Cast

Creative Team

Director / Co-Producer:Max Lewendel
Producer:Alastair Whatley
Asst Director:Bethany Pitts
Movement Dir.:Ben Redfern
Fight Director:Ronin Traynor
Ed. Officers:Bethany Pitts, David Lockwood, Caroline Saunders, Natalie Scott, Jo Wright
Composer: Ron McAllister
Set Design: Christopher Hone
Cost. Design: Fiona Davis
Asst Costume: Margarita Pokhrel
LX Designer: Oliver Welsh
Sound Design: Tom Neill
Prod. Manager: Steve Tyler
Asst to the PM: Margaret Pritchard
Stage Manager: Zachary Holton
Graphic Artist: John Good
Asst. to the Producer: Louise Ody
Photographer: Jack Ladenburg  

Cast:

Othello:Vinta Morgan
Iago: Christopher Dingli
Desdemona: Kate Colebrook
Emilia: Laura Durrant
Roderigo: Nick Holbek
Cassio: Charles de Bromhead
Bianca: Loren O'Dair

Neil McEwan

"If this is what comes from flying too close to the sun,

then long may they continue"

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Trial of Galileo

RemoteGoat

★★★★★
"Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon, A fine production, and a fantastic example of a writer and performer at the top of their game".

How to be a Bad Girl

Deadline News

★★★★
"Chap's cheeky, witty and bold personality shines through as she sings the stories of her own life, and sometimes others - all with wonderful vocal ability and tone that excites and engages the mixed crowd that packed in to the room to see her."
Lucy Samson

Macbeth

Carrick Biz

★★★★
"Five Stars alone are due to the designers of the simple set and the expressive mood-setting lighting and sound. You'll find out what a bane-moon looks like."
David Kerr

Hamlet

Review Sphere

[Their] adaptation truly had rebranded Hamlet for the Game of Thrones age. It was daring and experimental and often risky, but it worked and proved that it is indeed a living and ever fluid piece of literature"
Caroline Malcolm Boulton

Trial of Galileo

RemoteGoat

"Icarus Theatre fly into London on waxen wings, which, after this compelling production, show no sign of melting any time soon, A fine production, and a fantastic example of a writer and performer at the top of their game".

How to be a Bad Girl

Deadline News

"Chap's cheeky, witty and bold personality shines through as she sings the stories of her own life, and sometimes others - all with wonderful vocal ability and tone that excites and engages the mixed crowd that packed in to the room to see her." Lucy Samson

Macbeth

Carrick Biz

"Five Stars alone are due to the designers of the simple set and the expressive mood-setting lighting and sound. You'll find out what a bane-moon looks like." David Kerr

Hamlet

Review Sphere

Icarus Theatre Collective's adaptation truly had rebranded Hamlet for the Game of Thrones age. It was daring and experimental and often risky, but it worked and proved that it is indeed a living and ever fluid piece of literature." Caroline Malcolm Boulton

Many Roads to Paradise

Uk Theatre Web

★★★★★
"For many reason this play should be seen by everyone. Drama students and theatre-lovers alike will applaud fine acting by the strongest of casts, you would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this"
Gene David Kirk

Journeys End

The Public Reviews

★★★★
"Journey’s End’ is very much an ensemble piece and it would be difficult and probably rather unfair to pick out one actor over another. Each and every performance is consummately delivered." Steve Burbridge

At the Mountains of Madness

Ija Pona

★★★★★
"We were treated to a show that was true to the H. P. Lovecraft original and made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I experienced frisson during last night."

Romeo & Juliet

British Theatre Guide

★★★★
Max Lewendel’s careful direction makes perfect sense of the tricky text, finding as much humour as possible in the early comic scenes. He keeps his actors on the move, each with purpose and justified intention.
Helen Brown

Many Roads to Paradise

Uk Theatre Web

★★★★★
"For many reason this play should be seen by everyone. Drama students and theatre-lovers alike will applaud fine acting by the strongest of casts, you would pay a lot of money in the West End for a class act like this"
Gene David Kirk

Journeys End

The Public Reviews

★★★★
"Journey’s End’ is very much an ensemble piece and it would be difficult and probably rather unfair to pick out one actor over another. Each and every performance is consummately delivered." Steve Burbridge

At the Mountains of Madness

Ija Pona

★★★★★
"We were treated to a show that was true to the H. P. Lovecraft original and made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I experienced frisson during last night."

Romeo & Juliet

British Theatre Guide

★★★★
Max Lewendel’s careful direction makes perfect sense of the tricky text, finding as much humour as possible in the early comic scenes. He keeps his actors on the move, each with purpose and justified intention.
Helen Brown