OthelloOriginally a Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth collaboration, in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton and developed at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
Frantic Assembly presents its award-winning and electrifying take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder.
Othello’s passionate affair with Desdemona becomes the catalyst for jealousy, betrayal, revenge and the darkest intents.
Frantic Assembly takes Shakespeare’s muscular and beautiful text, combines its own bruising physicality, and presents an Othello firmly rooted in a volatile 21st century. This is a world of broken glass and broken promises, of poisonous manipulation and explosive violence.
As relevant today as it ever was, Othello exposes the tension, fear and paranoia buried beneath the veneer of our relationships and how easily that can be maliciously exploited.
Following highly acclaimed runs in 2008 and 2014, audience favourite Othello returns with an updated version for 2022, on tour from autumn and at the Lyric in January 2023.
This performance features haze, flashing lights and loud noises. This performance has some adult content, including scenes of bloody violence and references to sex and suicide.
Please note that to avoid disruption, latecomers will be admitted into the auditorium at a suitable point approx. 17 mins into the first act, and you may not be seated in your booked seat. Latecomers who arrive later than 17 mins after the performance start time will not be admitted until after the interval. Readmittance is operating on the same policy.
For the Conversation: post-show Q&A with Frantic Assembly (free), Wednesday 01 February
On Wednesday 1 Feb, join us after the show for a Questions and Answers session with Frantic Assembly. All ticket holders can stay to join the Q&A for free.
This event is part of For the Culture: Celebrations of Blackness kindly supported by Hammersmith BID.