2016-2017

OTHELLO

OTHELLO, written by William Shakespeare between 1601 and 1602, continues to hold audiences spellbound. This suspenseful drama of jealously and betrayal begins in Venice where Othello, a dark-skinned Moor and rising military star, has just chosen Cassio to be his lieutenant instead of the ambitious Iago, who wanted the position for himself. Iago immediately vows to take revenge on Othello for the slight. On numerous occasions he hints that Cassio is having an affair with Othello’s young wife Desdemona, slowly planting doubt and mistrust in the mind of the jealous Moor regarding his wife’s fidelity. Eventually, an ideal opportunity presents itself to Iago to clinch the matter: He learns that Othello has given a precious family handkerchief to Desdemona and asked her to always keep it as a sign of her fidelity to him. The clever Iago quickly sees to it that the handkerchief is found in Cassio’s rooms. Now convinced that the innocent Desdemona is cheating on him, Othello decides she must die.

CREATIVE TEAM

Direction: Graham Watts

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck

Set Desing Assistance: René Ahnert

Costume Design: Patricia Royo

Costume Assistant: Carolin Eschengerd

Music Composition: Willis Fireball

Lighting/Sound Design: Justin Farrow

Props/Stage Management: Rebecca Delmas

Lighting/Sound/Stage Management Assistant: Sabine Graf

Hairstyling: Birgit Wolf

Fight Choreography: Paul Glaser

London Casting: Gordon Griffin

CAST

IAGO - Neal Craig

RODORIGO/DUKE/BIANCA - Zena Carswell

BRANBANTIO/EMILIA/MONTANO - Jilly Bond

OTHELLO - Declan Wilson

CASSIO/LODOVICO - Joseph Cappellazzi

DESDEMONA - Imogen Daines

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