Posts Tagged ‘othello’

Shakespeare in the Autumn

During September and October I have seen six different Shakespeare productions, each of which has tried to do something different to bring the text to life, or to relate the themes more closely to contemporary issues. What have they done and has this been successful? Othello from English Touring Theatre (reviewed here) at Oldham Coliseum… Continue Reading →


English Touring Theatre bring Othello to Oldham Coliseum as part of a national tour, the same theatre and company that presented the superb Weir last year. This is an Othello with the ambition to relate to modern day events, to reflect the challenges we see both nationally and globally of ‘them’ and ‘us’. The set… Continue Reading →


What happens when you cut Shakespeare to an hour and twenty minutes? Twice? And try to link two plays together? This is what OthelloMacbeth at HOME does. The design dominates Othello, stainless steel panels on the rear wall coming far forward so that the action is pushed right to the front of the stage. This… Continue Reading →

Othello by Frantic Assembly

I don’t go to the Lowry as much as I should.  It’s a great theatre and has interesting shows, but it’s slightly off the Manchester radar at times.  But I was excited by the prospect of Frantic Assembly’s ‘Othello’ at the Quays Theatre (the smaller of the two main spaces – there is also an excellent… Continue Reading →

Gullivers – Othello

Gullivers in the Northern Quarter is a lovely pub that has just been refurbished.  Downstairs is a comfortable bar and upstairs a performance space seating perhaps eighty or a hundred.  It’s an intimate room, quirky, the sort of place that could become a favourite.  I like fringe theatre; it offers something different. Othello is the latest… Continue Reading →