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Othello

Khalid Abdalla and Matthew Needham star in Shakespeare's tragedy., staged in an imagined near future, in which Turkey attempts to re-invade Cyprus.

Khalid Abdalla, Matthew Needham and Cassie Layton star in Shakespeare's tragedy, staged in an imagined near future, in which a power-hungry Turkish president attempts an attack on Cyprus. The western forces rush to Cyprus' defence, under the command of the fearless General Othello. But can an Arab-born, Christian convert ever be truly accepted by the people he serves?

Adapted and directed for radio by Emma Harding

Introduction by Dr Islam Issa, Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University

Othello.....Khalid Abdalla
Iago.....Matthew Needham
Desdemona.....Cassie Layton
Cassio.....Max Bennett
Brabantio.....Neil McCaul
Roderigo.....Clive Hayward
Duke of Venice.....Jessica Turner
Montano.....Peter Polycarpou
Emilia.....Bettrys Jones
Lodovico.....Ian Conningham
Bianca.....Heather Craney
All other parts played by Sargon Yelda and Hasan Dixon

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2 hours, 4 minutes

Last on

Sun 19 Apr 2020 19:30

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  • Sun 19 Apr 2020 19:30

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