Touring ‘Othello’ marks Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Touring ‘Othello’ marks Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

Think Theatre’s schools production of William Shakespeare’s great stage tragedy ‘Othello’ will return for further seasons in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng this year. It is presented as a salute to the 400th anniversary of The Bard, who died on April 23, 1616.

‘Othello’ will play at the Hilton College Theatre from February 5 to 12, before returning to the Playhouse Drama stage in Durban from February 15 to March 18. Performances are scheduled daily for 9am and 12pm (Mondays to Fridays).
‘Othello’ will also tour Gauteng for a return season at the University of Johannesburg from May 9 to 20, moving to the Brooklyn Theatre in Pretoria for a short run from May 22 to 27.
Presented in association with the Playhouse Company, ‘Othello’ is directed as previously by actor and director Clare Mortimer, also highly respected for her extensive expertise as a writer and English teacher.

A vital learning aid facility for secondary school learners studying Shakespeare’s stage tragedy as a set work, Think Theatre’s production of ‘Othello’ has become widely appreciated by school teachers, learners and their parents. As ever before, the great work continues to hold today’s audiences in its grip, as its core themes of love, envy and betrayal remain powerfully relevant to the human condition.
Durban Theatre Award winner Nhlakanipho Manqele will reprise his interpretation of the play’s tragic title role, with Cara Roberts again returning as his ill-fated young wife, Desdemona. The rest of the cast, headed by Clinton Small as the villainous Iago and Mortimer as his wife Emilia, again features Michael Gritten, Marc Kay, Bryan Hiles, Rowan Bartlett and Darren King. Sarah Richard will make her debut as Bianca.

* For bookings, call 033 343 4884, or 084 556 0668; or send an email to doreen@thinktheatre.co.za.