Thursday, 23 October 2008

Friends of the Octagon

We're delighted to tell you that Artistic Director Barrie Rutter (above) will direct Lenny Henry in the title role of Othello. Barrie appeared here right back at the beginning of the Anniversary Season in Lisa's Sex Strike. And another Anniversay alumni, A Christmas Carol Director, Conrad Nelson, will play Iago. Conrad must be a strong actor (I have not seen him perform) as he is such a nice fella I can't imagine him as the baddie.

I hear from Northern Broadsides that there has been unprecendented interest in this production so expect demand for tickets to be extremely high. I am informing you now to give you the best possible chance of securing tickets for what promises to be an outstanding production.

Northern Broadsides’ Othello will, as always, be propelled by the dramatic voltage of a company of actors renowned for their grit, vigour and believability. We strongly advise advance booking in order to avoid disappointment as there has already been unprecedented interest in this production.

Produced in partnership with the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the production will open in Leeds followed by a short UK tour then return home to Halifax for the final performances.

Tour dates:

14 Feb-14 Mar – West Yorkshire Playhouse – Tickets on sale 17 Oct 08 (0113 213 7700)
17-21 Mar – Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough –Tickets on sale 19 Jan 09 (01723 370 541)
7-11 April – Belgrade, Coventry – Tickets on sale end Oct 08 (024 7655 3055)
14-18 April – Theatre Royal, Bath – Tickets on sale 1 Dec 08 (01225 448 844)
21-25 April – The Rose, Kingston – Tickets on sale TBA (0871 230 1552)
28 Apr-2 May – The New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme – Tickets on sale 1 Dec 08 (01782 717 962)
5-9 May – The Viaduct, Halifax – Tickets on sale 20 Oct 08 (01422 255 266) book online from 21st Oct

Please note – tickets can only be purchased at the relevant box offices, they are unable to take bookings at the Broadsides office.


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