By William Shakespeare.

A production from London's Donmar Warehouse, featuring an award-winning performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role as the jealous Moor Othello, alongside Ewan Mcgregor as the scheming Iago.

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.

Roderigo....Edward Bennett

Iago....Ewan Mcgregor

Brabantio/Gratiano....James Laurenson

Othello....Chiwetel Ejiofor

Cassio....Tom Hiddleston

First Officer/Messenger/First Cyprus Gentlemen....Alastair Sims

First Senator/Second Cyprus Gentleman....David Mara

Duke of Venice/Lodovico....Michael Hadley

Desdemona....Kelly Reilly

Montano....Michael Jenn

Emilia....Michelle Fairley

Bianca....Martina Laird

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)

IAGO....Conrad Nelson

RODERIGO....Matt Connor

BRABANTIO....Geoff Leesley

OTHELLO....Lenny Henry

CASSIO....Richard Standing

DUKE / GRATIANO....David Beckford

SENATOR / LODOVICO....Simon Holland Roberts

DESDEMONA....Jessica Harris

MONTANO....Andy Cryer

EMILIA....Sara Poyzer

HERALD / GENTLEMAN....Chris Pearse

BIANCA....Victoria Gee

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


A new production of Shakespeare's play with Ray Fearon in the title role, adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer. With James Frain (Iago), Anastasia Hille (Desdemona).