When the esteemed general Othello promotes Cassio to be his personal lieutenant, Iago, Cassio's bitter rival and friend of Othello, is envious and plots revenge.
Iago manipulates and enrages Othello, making him suspicious of his wife Desdemona, ultimately bringing events to a tragic conclusion.
First Officer/Messenger/First Cyprus Gentlemen....Alastair Sims
First Senator/Second Cyprus Gentleman....David Mara
Duke of Venice/Lodovico....Michael Hadley
Music: Adam Cork
Director: Michael Grandage.
Lenny Henry stars in Northern Broadside's version of Shakespeare's great tragedy of love turned sour by unfounded jealousy. Othello's descent into deluded rage is orchestrated by the dazzling villainy of his lieutenant Iago.
(Original stage production created by Northern Broadsides and West Yorkshire Playhouse and staged in London by Sonia Friedman Productions)
DUKE / GRATIANO....David Beckford
SENATOR / LODOVICO....Simon Holland Roberts
HERALD / GENTLEMAN....Chris Pearse
Director: Barrie Rutter
Producer: David Hunter
Music arranged by Conrad Nelson and performed by the cast.
Northern Broadsides theatre company's version of Shakespeare's tragedy of love turned sour