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OTHELLO by William Shakespeare
Tobacco Factory & Wiltons Music Hall
Director Richard Twyman
Lighting Matt Graham
Composition/Sound Giles Thomas

Photos The Other Richard


**** “…marvellous production of Othello – one of the best I have seen of this hard-to-love play.
Spare but incisive. Cutting to the quick. It does not impose: it unlocks.” Susannah Clapp, Observer

**** “Twyman plays with light and darkness, appearance and reality, in an evening in which tragedy
springs from the blindness of a state run by sleek-suited, microphone-hugging men confident about
who is one of us and who isn’t.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“This is theatre in the round with a vengeance: the low-ceilinged space, with the audience seated
within feet of the stage, in a 360-degree embrace, leaves no room for escape. Twyman has
accentuated the sense of claustrophobia – because yes, intimacy can feel stifling – with a mixture
of one-directional vertical top lighting and the sometimes flickering light of fluorescent tubes that are
attached to the four pillars that contain the magic space in which the tragedy relentlessly unfolds.” The Arts Desk

**** “thrilling and dynamic” The Stage

 

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