Othello by William Shakesphere

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The Turks are attacking Cyprus and General Othello, ‘The Moor’, is sent with an army by the Duke of Venice to stop their advance. In the claustrophobic atmosphere of a Cypriot military stockade, the psychopathic Iago convinces General Othello that Desdemona, the Moor’s wife is having an affair with his right-hand man, Captain Cassio. The result is an explosion of mistaken motives, violence and murder.

The Bright Umbrella Drama Company present Shakespeare’s script (abridged) in a fast paced, modern military setting of the Bard’s classic of jealousy, anger and revenge.

“Othello was a triumph for Bright Umbrella Drama Company… Glenn McGivern plays scheming Iago as a brutal bully hidden in plain sight… making great entrances and bringing a suitably dominant presence… Bryony Randall gave Desdemona a sense of pluck. capable of turning up the emotion”. Alan Meban (‘Alan in Belfast’)

Please Note: Recommended for age 11+ years

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