Critically acclaimed ‘Othello’ comes to Oldham Coliseum Theatre

VICTOR Oshin will star as Othello in the upcoming revival of Richard Twyman’s critically acclaimed production which comes to Oldham Coliseum this autumn as part of a national tour.

It is a co-production by English Touring Theatre (EET) with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, including an education programme as well.

The tour opens at Oxford Playhouse on 20 September and then travels to Harrogate Theatre, Cast in Doncaster, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, The New Wolsey Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre, Northern Stage and Lighthouse Poole.

ETT’s Othello Education Programme will run alongside, offering students and teachers insight into Shakespeare’s Othello and their critically acclaimed production.

The programme will provide education packs, workshops, pre and post show talks with members of the company, as well as additional resources including podcasts and recorded footage.

English Touring Theatre said: “We are thrilled to announce the full tour of our critically acclaimed production of Othello which will visit 10 cities, continuing our commitment to touring exceptional work to audiences across England.

“We are delighted to be working with Victor Oshin in the title role. Victor is a dynamic actor of huge potential and we look forward to giving audiences the chance to see him in his professional stage debut.

“We’ll soon be announcing the full company of actors that he will be working alongside to bring this masterful play to life.”

Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays – a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.

Venice, a western colonial power, employs the newly-married Muslim general Othello to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion.

The strain of fitting into a society riven by discrimination and fear soon take their toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello’s life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear.

Othello will be performed at Oldham Coliseum Theatre on23 – 27 October. For tickets call the Box Office: 0161 624 2829 or visit their website: www.coliseum.org.uk

For more information about pre and post show talks, go online: www.ett.org.uk/whats-on/othello/access

To book a workshop orfor  other enquiries regarding ETT’s Othello Education Programme please contact Bridie: bdonaghy@ett.org.uk

Tour Dates
Oxford Playhouse: 18 September – 22 September
Box Office: 01865 305305 / www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Harrogate Theatre: 25 – 29 September
Box Office: 01423 502 116 / www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

Cast in Doncaster: 2 – 6 October
Box Office: 01302 303 959 / www.castindoncaster.com

Lawrence Batley Theatre: 9 – 13 October
Box Office: 01484 430528 / www.thelbt.org

Everyman Theatre Cheltenham: 16 – 20 October
Box Office: 01242 572573 / www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Oldham Coliseum Theatre: 23 – 27 October
Box Office: 0161 624 2829 / www.coliseum.org.uk

Wolsey Theatre Ipswich: 30 October – 3 November
Box Office: 01473 295900 / www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

Warwick Arts Centre: 6 – 10 November
Box Office: 024 7652 4524 / www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Northern Stage: 13 – 17 November
Box Office: 0191 230 5151 / www.northernstage.co.uk

Lighthouse Poole: 20 – 24 November
Box Office: 01202 280000 / www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

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