The cinema at Chester arts hub Storyhouse is set to showcase an outstanding new production of William Shakespeare’s Othello, one of the bard’s most enduring tragedies.
The upcoming screening will be presented in association with National Theatre Live, an initiative run by the Royal National Theatre in London. Via satellite, the theatre broadcasts live performances of its productions to celebrated cinemas and arts centres like Storyhouse, as well as others based across the globe.
The performance of Othello is filmed live on the Royal National Theatre’s Lyttleton stage and is directed by its Deputy Artistic Director, actor Clint Dyer. It features an all-star cast famous for work on the stage and small screen alike, including Giles Terera, who was part of the original cast of Hamilton. Other actors include Paul Hilton and Rosy McEwan who starred in hit dramas Inheritance and The Alienist, respectively.
Shakespeare’s tale features the tragic love story of Desdemona, the intelligent headstrong daughter of a senator who is stifled by the expectations of her status, and Othello, a refugee of slavery who has risen through the ranks in a white world. Seeking a new life together, the lovers are unaware that forces are conspiring against them.
The new production of Othello will be shown at Storyhouse on Hunter Street in Chester on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 pm and has a running time of 180 minutes. It is suited to audience members of 12 years and over and tickets are available at prices between £13.05 and £19.50.