When: 16th May – 3rd June 2017
Where: Wilton’s Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB
£: Tickets cost £12.50 – £25
What is it?
One of Shakespeare’s most contemporary plays, Othello, heads to Wilton’s Music Hall for a limited number of performances, following on from a critically acclaimed run at the renowned Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.
A masterful depiction of a life torn apart by racism and the destructive nature of prejudice, this modern retelling takes the timeless tale of love, jealousy and injustice, and reimagines it in the present day. Richard Twyman’s urgently relevant production focuses on anti-Muslim prejudice and ‘alternative facts’.
Produced by Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and the English Touring Theatre, this is a contemporary re-setting of the classic tale; depicting the story of a Muslim general facing difficult decisions when employed by a Christian colonial power to lead their army.
A new take on the classic play that speaks to a diverse range of audiences, this Othello is especially pertinent against the backdrop of our current political climate.
More info: wiltons.org.uk