Tuesday, 27 October 2009

"Making a 400-year-old play feel fresh is no small task"

Othello continues this week. Here are a few of the nice things people have been saying about the show:

“Jude Akuwudike has a powerful physical presence as Othello, especially as jealousy reduces him to a feral despair.”
The Stage

“Guy Hollands’ direction is deeply reverent to Shakespeare’s text... This is solid Shakespeare.”
The Stage



“The supporting cast are strong and Philip Cairns lends Cassio an appropriately innocent charm.”
The Stage

"Andy Clark’s Iago is potently charismatic and disarmingly jocular… he delivers his lines with a frighteningly assured tone that calls to mind Robert Carlyle’s Begbie in Trainspotting."
OnStageScotland

“The modernisation works well…Making a 400-year-old play feel fresh is no small task. The company has managed to do so without falling into the trap of the ultra-modern.”
OnStageScotland



You can see more pictures from Othello here and some absolutely gorgeous original costume designs (by Philip Witcomb) here.

Hx

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