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 interval
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’