Giles Terera Is Othello at London's National Theatre Beginning November 23 | Playbill

London News Giles Terera Is Othello at London's National Theatre Beginning November 23

Clint Dyer directs the Shakespeare tragedy, also starring Rosy McEwen and Paul Hilton.

Rosy McEwen and Giles Terera for National Theatre's Othello Felicity McCabe

Clint Dyer's production of Othello begins performances at London's National Theatre November 23. Opening night is November 30, and the run will continue through January 21.

Leading the Shakespeare play are Olivier winner Giles Terera (Death of England, Hamilton) as the titular tragic character, Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) as the honest Desdemona, and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance) as the villainous Iago.

The cast also stars Jack Bardoe, Joe Bolland, Rory Fleck Byrne, Kirsty J Curtis, Peter Eastland, Patrick Elue, Tanya Franks, Colm Gormley, Gareth Kennerley, Joshua Lacey, Martin Marquez, Katie Matsell, Amy Newton, Sabi Perez, Steffan Rizzi, Jay Simpson, and Ryan Whittle.

Clint Dyer directs the production, marking the first time a Black man has directed Othello at a major British theatre. Dyer leads the creative team which also features set designer Chloe Lamford, costume designer Michael Vale, lighting designer Jai Morjaria, movement director Lucie Pankhurst, video designers Nina Dunn and Gino Ricardo Green, and fight director Kev McCurdy. Sound design and composition is by Pete Malkin and Benjamin Grant, with Sola Akingbola serving as co-composer. Shankho Chaudhuri is associate set designer, and Mumba Dowell is staff director.

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