About The Play

Othello: Moor of Venice By William Shakespeare

Directed by Max Lewendel

Touring from September 2013 – May 2014

 A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance.

Following on from the success of Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet, the highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective presents a bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most tragic tale – Othello: Moor of Venice. Opening at The Kings Theatre (Southsea) Othello will embark on an international tour.

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.

Running time: approx 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval


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