June 2017 – Othello



Play Name
Othello
Playwright
William Shakespeare
Performance Start Date
Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
Performance End Date
Saturday, 1 July, 2017
Location:
Harrogate Studio Theatre
Director:
John Colston
Cast
  • Othello .............. Faz Singhateh
  • Iago ................. Chris Rawson
  • Desdemona ........ Hannah Margerison
  • Emilia .............. Clare Evans-Argent
  • Cassio ............... Naail Ishaq
  • Brabantio .......... John Colston
  • Roderigo ........... Dane Wright
  • Duke of Venice ...... Matt Melenas
  • Montano .......... Bob Mallow
  • Gratiano .......... James Reilly
  • Lodovico .......... Gavin Smith
  • Bianca ............ Bshash Mubarik
  • Soldier .............. Matt Melenas
  • Lady-in-Waiting ...... Isobel Williamson
  • Servant ............ Ashley Timson
Synopsis

With intense themes of racial tension and sexual jealousy the play, is surprisingly relevant to modern times. Othello, the Moorish General, a convert to Christianity from Islam, has everything, a beautiful young wife, command of the Venetian army, and the acclamation of the Senate and people of Venice as a great hero. But he falls prey to the malicious scheming of his devious and thwarted NCO, Iago, who infects his chief with the ‘green-eyed monster’ of jealousy, with tragic consequences for all. Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies and is a dark play, where all the main characters are introduced by night and all die by night. It is well suited to being played in a small intimate theatre as the audience becomes complicit in the heated atmosphere of this ‘monster’ of racial hatred and sexual jealousy aroused and fuelled by the villainous Iago.

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