Think Theatre’s ‘Othello’ 2015

28 Jan 2015

Celebrating its seventh successive annual staging, Think Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Othello returns for further seasons in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng this year...

 

Clinton Small as Iago & Nhlakanipho Manqele as Othello

 

Othello plays at the Hilton College Theatre from 9 – 13 February 2015 before returning to the Playhouse Drama stage in Durban from 16 February to 20 March. The production will also receive performances in Richards Bay, Port Shepstone and Northern KZN between 23 and 26 March.

 

The production will tour to Gauteng for a return season at the University of Johannesburg from 4 – 15 May 2015, moving to the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria for a short run from 18 – 22 May.  

 

Presented in association with the Playhouse Company, the production is directed as previously by award-winning actress Clare Mortimer, who is also noted for her extensive expertise as a writer and English teacher.

 

A vital learning aid facility for secondary school learners studying Shakespeare’s stage tragedy as a set work, Think Theatre’s production of Othello is widely appreciated by school teachers, learners and their parents. As ever before, the great work continues to hold today’s audiences in its grip, as its core themes of love, envy and betrayal remain powerfully relevant to the human condition.

 

School bookings for Think Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy are climbing fast as schools have reopened for the first term of 2015.

 

Schools performances of Othello are at 9am and 12pm daily, Mondays – Fridays.  Booking is through Doreen Stanley on 033- 343 4884  or  084 556 0668, Fax: 086 402 9592 or 033 343 4884, or email doreen@thinktheatre.co.za.

 

Durban Theatre Award winner Nhlakanipho Manqele reprises his interpretation of the play’s tragic role, with Cara Roberts again returning as his ill-fated young wife, Desdemona. The rest of the cast, headed by Clinton Small with his award-winning portrayal of the villainous Iago and Mortimer as his wife Emilia, again features Michael Gritten, Marc Kay, Bryan Hiles, Rowan Bartlett and Darren King. Caitlin Kilburn makes her role debut as Bianca.

 

Think Theatre's production of Othello is supported by the University of Johannesburg.

Follow Thinktheatre’s Othello on Facebook, and keep up to date with production news at #ThinkTheatreOthello on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Clare Mortimer as Emilia (left) with Cara Roberts as Desdemona

Nhlakanipho Manqele (Othello), Clinton Small (Iago) & Darren King (Brabantio)

Marc Kay (Cassio) & Caitlin Kilburn (Bianca)

 

- Interviews & photos available on request -

 

ISSUED BY WILLIAM CHARLTON-PERKINS

(Photos: Val Adamson)

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