3 Feb - 3 Mar 2018 Age guide: 8 - 12

Othello

A Unicorn Production

Is being yourself enough?

  • By Ignace Cornelissen
  • Inspired by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Ian Nicholson
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  • Weston Theatre
  • Under 18s: £8 - £12
  • Adults: £10 - £18
  • Preview Prices until 8 Feb
  • Family & Friends Offer
  • 21 Feb 2018 Wed 11.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 21 Feb 2018 Wed 14.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 22 Feb 2018 Thu 10.30 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
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Age guide: 8 - 12
Duration: Approx 1 hr 15 mins

★★★★ 'A poetic, crisp and clever staging for younger audiences' The Stage

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.

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TICKET OFFERS

Preview prices 3 - 8 Feb: All tickets £10
Family and Friends Offer from 9 Feb: Buy 4 tickets and save 15% (must include 1 adult / child ticket and excludes other offers)

INSIGHT DISCUSSION: SAT 17 FEB

Join us for a free post-show insight discussion after the performance on Sat 17 Feb, 1pm

IN THE PRESS

★★★★ 'Nicholson’s production is more or less note perfect.' The Stage

'...heavily abridged, modernised and hilariously entertaining, everyone, regardless of age, should attend this production.' A Younger Theatre

'I’ve rarely seen an audience more engaged.' Children's Theatre Reviews

FOR SCHOOLS (SUITABLE FOR SCHOOL YEARS 4 - 8)

School tickets from £7

Teacher CPD Day: Fri 24 Nov, 10am – 4pm | FREE

ACCESS PERFORMANCES

Book tickets and find out more about access at the Unicorn.

If you are attending a relaxed performance, you may find our visual story (PDF) helpful.

Touch tours at the Unicorn introduce visually impaired visitors to the show, its props and set. Contact our Box Office team on 020 7645 0560 to book.

Relaxed Performance
Thursday 15 February 2018, 17.00
Thursday 22 February 2018, 10.30
Touch tours
Saturday 3 March 2018, 14.00

Cast & Creative Team

Cast
Othello Okorie Chukwu  
Brabantio Ricky Fearon 
Cassio Ronald Nsubuga 
Desdemona Ayoola Smart 
Iago Lawrence Walker

Creative Team
Written by Ignace Cornelissen
Director Ian Nicholson
Set & Costume Designer James Button
Lighting Designer David W Kidd
Sound Designer Owen Crouch 

 

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