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.

Dates and times

Tuesday 2 - Saturday 6 October, 7.30pm. Thursday & Saturday matinee 2.30pm. 


£19 (£10 under 26, teachers go free)

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+

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