Othello with James Alexandrou at Leicester Square

Former Eastender actor James Alexandrou is to star in William Shakespeare's Othello, opening at the Lounge at Leicester Square Theatre on 8 April 2014 following previews from 2 April - running to 26 April 2014.

The play is produced by Grassroots Shakespeare London, who are known to work without a main director.

As well as James Alexandrou, who plays Iago, the cast also includes Boris Mitkov (Cassio) and Emily Jane Kerr (Emilia).

Venice's most successful warrior oblivious to one soldier's ruthless obsession with his total destruction. Newly married to a woman half his age, in the midst of his happiness, he little reckons on the wrath of his soldier Iago, passed over for promotion and hell bent on revenge. Love has the power to destroy.

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