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Brian Lonsdale - Othello

Fri, 19 May 2017

BRIAN LONSDALE is at Wilton's Music Hall until 3rd June performing the role of Roderigo in the Tobacco Factory's touring production of OTHELLO.

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Directed by Richard Twyman

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and Tobacco Factory
Theatres present a season of plays that resonate powerfully with
the modern world and are excited to welcome Richard Twyman,
Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, to direct one of
Shakespeare’s great tragedies.

One of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays, Othello
is a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by racism and the
destructive nature of prejudice.

Venice, a western colonial power, employs the newly-married
Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against Turkish
invasion. The difficulties of assimilating into a society riven by
discrimination, fear and mistrust, soon begin to take their toll on
Othello: manipulated by Iago, his life quickly unravels, and he turns
on all he holds dear.

A truly timeless play, Othello speaks afresh to each society that
comes to it: a warning weaved within the fabric of the tragedy, more
urgent than ever, compelling us to look beyond divisions of race,
religion or culture and acknowledge our universal humanity.