Othello – the first ever play to be staged at Dubai Opera – stars a young actor whose own life has been every bit as dramatic as his character’s…
Othello is the first play to be staged at Dubai Opera
Widely regarded as one of Shakespeare’s most modern plays, Othello has been the subject of hundreds of interpretations since its debut in 1604. But it’s the latest production, fresh from a criticallyacclaimed British tour, that has set tongues wagging here in Dubai.
Reimagined and directed by Richard Twyman, Othello has been garnering column inches in the UK for months, thanks to the buzz surrounding lead actor Victor Oshin, who is, astonishingly, making his stage debut.
Not many 27-year-olds could take on such an iconic part so early in their careers, but Oshin’s story is singularly compelling, rising from a turbulent childhood in East London and a stalled career as a British athlete, through a battle with mental illness that saw him