Starring Giles Terera, Rosy McEwen, and Paul Hilton, Othello Opens November 30 | Playbill

International News Starring Giles Terera, Rosy McEwen, and Paul Hilton, Othello Opens November 30

Clint Dyer is the first Black man to direct the Shakespeare tragedy at a major British theatre.

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

Following the beginning of previews November 23, Othello opens its run at London's National Theatre November 30. The Clint Dyer-directed production of the Shakespeare tragedy will play through January 21.

Olivier winner Giles Terera (Death of England, Hamilton) leads the cast as the titular tragic character, joined by Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) as the honest Desdemona, and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance) as the villainous Iago

Rounding out the cast are 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.

Dyer is the first Black man to direct Othello at a major British theatre. He 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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