New reinvention of Shakespeare's Othello comes to Wilton's Music Hall

Acclaimed production transfers from Bristol

Othello Wilton's Music Hall

A new production of William Shakespeare's Othello comes to Wilton's Music Hall in east London next month, transferring to London following a run at the Tobacco Factory Theatres in Bristol. Running from 16 May to 3 June, Richard Twyman's updated and relevant production focuses on anti-Muslim prejudice and ‘alternative facts’.

Running from 16 May to 3 June 2017 the production was described as “Marvellous" by The Observer and "Riveting" by The Guardian.

The cast will include Ghazwan Alsafadi (Montano), Christopher Bianchi (Duke/Gratiano), Alan Coveney (Brabantio), Piers Hampton (Cassio), Hayat Kamille (Bianca), Mark Lockyer (Iago), Brian Lonsdale (Roderigo), Norah Lopez Holden (Desdemona), Abraham Popoola (Othello), John Sandeman (Lodovico), Katy Stephens (Emilia), Joel Macey, Zachary Powell and Kenton Thomas.

Directed by Richard Twyman it features lighting by Matthew Graham, sound by Giles Thomas and design by Georgia Lowe.

Twyman said of the production: “Othello is one of Shakespeare’s plays that speaks most directly to our world today. This production interrogates one of the burning tensions of our age, the fear of the ‘other’ and the perception that their identity may threaten our own.”

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