This production began performances on 11th September and closed on 12th December 2009.
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.
The Northern Broadsides and West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Othello, starring Lenny Henry in the title role, will transfer to Trafalgar Studios from 11 September following a sell-out, regional tour.
SIMON HOLLAND ROBERTS
BARRIE RUTTER – Director
CONRAD NELSON – Composer
RUARI MURCHISON – Set Designer
STEPHEN SNELL – Costume Designer
GUY HOARE – Lighting Designer