Adrian Lester, last seen at the National Theatre as Henry V, takes the title role, playing opposite Rory Kinnear (Iago), whose recent appearances at the National Theatre include Hamlet and The Last of the Haussmans.
Othello, newly married to Desdemona who is half his age, is appointed leader of a military operation to defend Cyprus from the Turks. Iago, his ensign, passed over for promotion in favour of young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.
Booking Period 12 July – 18 August 2013
Access Performances – Captioned performances: 14 & 23 July
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Love, racism, jealousy and desire are at the emotional core of Shakespeare’s monumental tragedy – a tender love story shattered by one man’s obsessive hatred of another.
Othello is noble, brave and victorious. Iago, passed over for a position in the army, fuels his diabolical revenge with hatred and snarling racism. Poignant, intense and heartbreaking, Othello mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition. Starring Lenny Henry.
Booking until: 12-Dec-2009
Performance Times: Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 145 minutes
Author: W. Shakespeare
Venue: Trafalgar Studios 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY
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