Oxford Playhouse to kick start critically acclaimed ‘Othello’ national tour


Oxford Playhouse’s first 80th Anniversary Season co-production, Othello, opens at Oxford Playhouse on Tuesday 18 September before embarking on a national tour.

Following a critically-acclaimed tour and London run, the revival of Richard Twyman’s production of Othello is brought to the stage by UK Theatre Award-winners English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays – a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.Venice; a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello; a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. The strain of fitting into a society riven by discrimination and fear soon takes its toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello’s life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear…

The first co-production in Oxford Playhouse’s 80th Anniversary Season, Victor Oshin makes his professional theatre debut as the title character, with the full cast to be announced shortly.

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