Frantic Assembly’s electrifying take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder, firmly rooted in a volatile twenty-first century.
In a world of broken glass and shattered promises, of poisonous manipulation and explosive violence, Othello’s passionate affair with Desdemona becomes the catalyst for jealousy, betrayal, revenge and the darkest intents.
As relevant today as it ever was, Othello exposes the tension, fear and paranoia buried beneath the veneer of our relationships and how easily that can be maliciously exploited.
Frantic Assembly’s touring production was first performed in 2008, with revivals in 2014 and 2022. This edition of Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett’s muscular, radically adapted text also features articles and interviews about the production and Frantic Assembly’s revolutionary work.
‘Frantic Assembly breathe new life into Shakespeare’s tale… in Scott Graham’s pulse-racing production’
— Time Out
‘A fierce reimagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy’
— The Times
‘Pulsating… hurls Othello well and truly into our times’