Shakespeare’s tale of a life torn apart by prejudice hits the Dubai stage following a critically acclaimed tour and London run.
It marks the first time a play will be performed on the Dubai Opera stage. First performed in 1604, Othello covers themes of love, betrayal and jealousy.
In Venice, a colonial power employs newly married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. In a society torn apart by discrimination and fear, Othello’s life unravels.
Directed by Richard Twyman, Othello is brought to the stage by English Touring Theatre in co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Jan 31 to Feb 2
Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Jan 31 3pm, Feb 1 and 2, 8pm. Tel: (04) 4408888. Taxi: Downtown Dubai dubaiopera.com