12 Nov Othellomacbeth Shakespeare mash up
Two iconic plays. Seven deaths. Fourteen characters. One unique evening.
An audacious condensed staging of two of Shakespeare’s most brutal and poetic plays. Uniquely told by an ensemble company, these two iconic stories collide in this ambitious and new production.
Directed by Jude Christian, who most recently co-directed the sell-out, Royal Court production of My Mum’s a Twat with Vicky Featherstone, as well as the 2015 hit Lela & Co, also at the Royal Court.
As Director Jude Chstiran wrote in the Guardian “These plays are badass. They’ve got sword fights, final reckonings and mortals cursing hell and heaven for their tragic fate. And the language is poetry. The characters talk unashamedly and viscerally about love, sex, yearning, triumph and pain, and that’s the kind of theatre that does it for me.
“They are also plays about men and women; racial and religious prejudice; violence and power. I don’t believe that theatre should tell its audience how to live their lives, but I do think that art reflects the society it’s made for and also shapes its development.”
Oct 5 ‐ Nov 3 2018 at Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL