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The Turks are attacking Cyprus and General Othello, ‘The Moor’, is sent with an army by the Venetian Duke to stop their advance. In the claustrophobic atmosphere of a Cypriot military stockade, the psychopathic Iago convinces General Othello that his wife, Desdemona, is having an affair with The Moor’s right-hand man, Captain Cassio. The result is an explosion of mistaken motives, violence and murder. Bright Umbrella Drama Company present a colourful, fast paced production shot through with humour, pathos and tragedy in a modern military setting. The play has much to say to modern audiences in an era of women's' rights, the 'Me Too' movement and challenges posed by racism and a fear of 'otherness'.
Venues and tickets: 2019
Othello for school and college performances: Contact +44 (0) 7885 748727 or firstname.lastname@example.org