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OTHELLO AT THE UNION THEATRE ( SOUTHWARK, LONDON )

March 20 @ 19:30 - April 6 @ 22:15

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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.

 

TICKET PRICE:

£22.50 ( £20 concession ) Under 15’s ticket £15

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM:

www.uniontheatre.biz

 

 Input by: MJ

Details

Start:
March 20 @ 19:30
End:
April 6 @ 22:15
Cost:
Varies

Organiser

The Union Theatre
Website:
www.uniontheatre.biz

Venue

The Union Theatre.
Old Union Arches, 229 Union Street
London, SE1 0LR United Kingdom
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Phone:
020 7261 9876
Website:
www.uniontheatre.biz