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.
Othello is a legend in his own lifetime, noble, brave, victorious. Honest Iago fuels his venom with malignance and hateful contempt. Poignant, intense, heartbreaking; Othello mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition.
Othello’s world will be brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and a stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love will unfurl as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion.
Director: Max Lewendel
Asst Director: Eirik Bar
Composer: Ron McAllister
Fight Director: Ronin Traynor
Movement Director: Carrie Mueller
Vocal Coach: Emma Vane
Production Manager: Meg Jones
Production Administrator: Ceri Ellen Payne
Set Design: Christopher Hone
Costume Des: Ilona Kahn
Sound Design: Tom Neill
Sound Engineer: Theo Holloway
LX Design: Chris Withers
ASM: Ben Hawkins, Kaiden DuBois
Photographer: George Riddell
Othello: Gary Stoner
Iago: David Martin
Desdemona: Holly Piper
Emilia: Deborah Klayman
Roderigo: David Sayers
Cassio: Julian Pindar
Bianca: Alice Bonifacio
Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval.
A co-production with Icarus Theatre Collective and Kings Theatre, Southsea, this production brings music, energy and unity to this infamous and controversial tragedy.
A breathtaking nautical set decked out with white boards and ever-burning lights in nets of hempen tackle provided a fitting platform for Iago
In an unusual take, almost the entire cast played stringed instruments throughout the production...except Othello - presumably to underline the fact he was an 'outsider'.