Thu 9 March
£18, £10 under 16
A former slave and a senator’s daughter: watch Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy of love and prejudice.
Shakespeare’s compelling tragedy of boundary-defying love, thwarted by oppressive social barriers and meddling outside forces, is brought startlingly up to date by a stellar cast including Giles Terera (Hamilton). This extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy is directed by Clint Dyer.
She’s the bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. He’s a refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.
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