Posts Tagged ‘othello’

OthelloMacbeth

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 →

September Plays

It is fitting that the first month of this blog should feature three very different Shakespeare plays. It is also highly unusual, as Shakespeare is not normally a feature of the Manchester theatre scene. Nevertheless, all three of these shows should offer challenging, innovative theatre. Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Othello.