An English Touring Theatre, Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory Production.  

Othello is one of Shakespeare's most startlingly contemporary plays - a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.

Venice; a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. The strain of fitting into a society riven by discrimination and fear soon take their toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello's life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear. 

 Following a critically acclaimed tour and London run, Richard Twyman’s vital production of Othello is brought to the stage by UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. 

The production of Othello includes violence and strong language, age guidance 12+

Dates and times

Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm

Thursday & Saturday matinee, 2.30pm

Pre-Show Talk - Tuesday 2 October, 6.30pm

Captioned Captioned - Friday 5 October, 7.30pm

Touch Tour - Saturday 6 October, 1pm 

Audio Described Audio Described - Saturday 6 October, 2.30pm


£19 (£10 under 26)

Schools £10, teachers go free! Schools £10 teachers go free


One of the best I have seen 

★★★★ The Observer

Director Richard Twyman’s riveting production excels at depicting the racial and religious tensions underlying Othello and Desdemona’s peril

★★★★ The Guardian

An astute and powerful production

★★★★ The Times

Articulate, dynamic and thrilling

★★★★ The Stage