Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Tobacco Factory Theatres, English Touring Theatre, present Othello


Wed Schools Matinee 1.30pm
Sat Matinee 2.30pm

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard Twyman

One of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays, Othello is a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by racism and the destructive nature of prejudice.

Venice, a western colonial power, employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against Turkish invasion. The difficulties of assimilating into a society riven by discrimination, fear and mistrust, soon begin to take their toll on Othello: manipulated by Iago, his life quickly unravels, and he turns on all he holds dear.

A truly timeless play, Othello speaks afresh to each society that comes to it: a warning weaved within the fabric of the tragedy, more urgent than ever, compelling us to look beyond divisions of race, religion or culture and acknowledge our universal humanity.



Event Info


A £25.50 B £22.50 C £20 D £17.50
Sat Matinee: £17.50
Concs: £2 off bands B-D
Schools: £9 groups 10+
Student Standby: £5
Groups 10+ get 11th ticket FREE
Members – multibuy discount available


12yrs+ Contains adult themes and strong language book now

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