Shakespeare’s Classic in Contemporary Style
Lazarus Theatre Company returns to the Blue Elephant with another reworking of a classic text following The Duchess of Malfi (radically revamped to end dramatically at her death) and Julius Caesar (without a Caesar!) in 2009.
Shakespeare’s epic story of love, betrayal and jealousy, Othello starring Alec Parkinson will be brought to the stage by an ensemble company of fifteen actors, using Lazarus’ signature style of combining text with movement and music.
Othello, General to the Duke of Venice, is commissioned to drive the invading Turkish fleet from Cyprus; his embodied love and passion for wife Desdemona is driven to ultimate destruction in a war for freedom, survival and pride.
Venue: Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Rd, Camberwell, London, SE5 0XT (entrance on Thompson Ave)
Nearest tube: Oval (Northern Line)
Box Office: 020 7701 0100
Othello, Shakespeare’s Classic in Contemporary Style
Director: Ricky Dukes
Dates: Tuesday 13 April – Saturday 8 May
Post-show discussions: Tuesdays 20 & 27 April and 4 May
Tickets: £12.50 (£10 concessions, £9.50 Southwark residents). Previews Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 April: £10 (£9.50 Southwark residents). FREE for those aged under 26 (subject to availability).
Alec Parkinson (Othello) graduated from Central in 2006 (MA Classical Acting). His theatre credits include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (The Space), Errol Philander in Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act (Lion and Unicorn), and he was in Jonzi D’s Aeroplane Man in 2001. His commercials and viral ads have included WWE 09 Sponsorship, Nike – Lace Your Feet Up and an NHS anti-smoking campaign.