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Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own.

Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own. As they plot in the shadows, Othello realises too late that the greatest danger lies not in the hatred of others, but his own fragile and destructive pride.

With Hugh Quarshie as Othello and Joanna Vanderham as Desdemona, Iqbal Khan’s groundbreaking 2015 production was the first by the Royal Shakespeare Company to cast a black actor, Lucian Msamati, as Iago.

2 hours, 58 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Iago Lucian Msamati
Othello Hugh Quarshie
Montano David Ajao
Duke of Venice Nadia Albina
Bianca Scarlett Brookes
Roderigo James Corrigan
Emilia Ayesha Dharker
Citizen of Venice Eva Feiler
Gentleman of Cyprus Owen Findlay
Cassio Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Soldier Guy Hughes
Gratiano Gwilym Lloyd
Citizen of Venice Rina Mahoney
Gentleman of Cyprus Ken Nwosu
Brabantio Brian Protheroe
Gentleman of Cyprus Jay Saighal
Lodovico Tim Samuels
Desdemona Joanna Vanderham
Director Iqbal Khan

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