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Othello Remixed (25 June – 14 July) Othello Remixed (25 June – 14 July)
Othello Remixed (25 June – 14 July)

Shakespeare’s gripping tragedy, a tale of manipulation, division, and revenge adapted and directed by Darren Raymond opens at South London’s award-winning Omnibus Theatre, Clapham.


Expect an unconventional mashup of language, modern-day references, and fresh casting, giving a new voice and relevance to this powerful classic.


The play transports Othello’s story to London, 2019. Set in a boxing ring, championship boxer Othello has chosen Michael Cassio to be his corner man. Rejected, Iago consumed with jealousy, plots Othello’s downfall.


Desdemona finds herself in the centre of their conflict which could possibly lead to a calamitous end.


Darren Raymond said: “Othello: Remixed presents the perfect opportunity for this play to be seen by a wider audience. Shakespeare has long been excluded from certain sections of society.”


He continues, many of the issues he wrote about 400 years ago are just as relevant to many young people today: knife crime, postcode rivalry, jealousy, friendship, love and hope. Showing ownership of these stories I hope will be inspiring to many.”


Intermission Theatre has been creating reimagined Shakespeare plays since 2008, exploring the Bard’s work through the eyes of a diverse company.


The renowned organisation, which uses drama to engage young people from inner-city communities, young offender units, and prisons, has a long-standing association with the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe. Its patrons are Sir Mark Rylance and Naomie Harris.


Come and see Othello in a setting and a language that will engage audiences both young and old.


Tue 25 Jun – Sun 14 July, 7.30pm, Sundays 4pm (excl Mon)
Tickets £16, £13 Conc, Previews £10.
Venue: Omnibus Theatre, 1 Clapham Common Northside, London, SW4 0LH.
Box Office: Tel: 020 7498 4699
Online: www.omnibus-clapham.org

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