Othello, Unicorn Theatre
Is Being Yourself Enough?
By Ignace Cornelissen
Inspired by William Shakespeare
Directed by Ian Nicholson
Othello, the bold, brash, confident solider, and Desdemona, the Senator’s daughter, are truly in love – but not everyone is happy about it. And that is where the problem begins and tolerance ends.
Ian Nicholson directs an all-black cast in this cleverly distilled production inspired by Shakespeare’s great tragedy that explores love, power and prejudice. This is a modern, fast-paced and funny play especially written for young audiences by Belgian playwright Ignace Cornelissen (Henry the Fifth, The Hunting Lodge).
With a light touch, the play reflects on the nature of relationships, what ‘being a man’ really means, and how our flaws and feelings can blind us to the truth.
Info: Othello is at the Unicorn Theatre from 3 Feb - 3 Mar 2018 / book tickets