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OTHELLO AT THE UNION THEATRE ( SOUTHWARK, LONDON )
March 20 @ 19:30 - April 6 @ 22:15Varies
DETAILS OF EVENT:
Phil Willmott’s new interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic thriller of jealousy, illicit passion and racial tension is set during the British Raj and commemorates the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre ( also known as the Amritsar massacre ).
This adaptation presumes that English Army Chaplain, Cassio, and the Indian Officer recruit, Othello, have survived their Sandhurst training together, becoming friends, during which time they first met Desdemona. Upon graduation Othello has been fast tracked to the rank of General in an Indian outpost, now under the jurisdiction of Desdemona’s father, The Duke. She and Othello secretly marry and he sends for his old friend, Cassio to be his Lieutenant. Lago, Othello’s sociopathic English orderly is prevented from raising any higher in the army by his lower-class background and is deeply resentful of Othello’s position.
£22.50 ( £20 concession ) Under 15’s ticket £15
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