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Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most startlingly contemporary plays – a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.

Venice; a western colonial power employs the newly-married Othello, a Muslim general, to lead their army against the impending Turkish invasion. The strain of fitting into a society riven by discrimination and fear soon take their toll. Manipulated by Iago, Othello’s life quickly unravels as he turns on everything he holds dear.

Following a critically acclaimed tour and London run, Richard Twyman’s vital production of Othello is brought to the stage by UK Theatre Award winners English Touring Theatre in a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

“Director Richard Twyman’s riveting production excels at depicting the racial and religious tensions underlying Othello and Desdemona’s peril” ★★★★ The Guardian

Touch Tour available on Sat 10 Nov 2018 12.30pm.


The following information is for teachers and home educators. If you are not a teacher or home educator you can book tickets for this show by clicking on the ‘Dates & Times’ tab above.

£8.50, plus every 16th ticket FREE for teacher

Age Guidance:
Ages 12+

Running Time:

Booking information:
To find out more or to book, call our dedicated schools booking contact Amanda in the Box Office on 024 7615 0930 or email

While you are here
An opportunity to combine a trip to the theatre with your students with an experience of University Life. Join us for a lecture from one of the University of Warwick’s Shakespeare researchers, a campus tour and some workshops and experiences with the company to explore the play from a number of different angles. Following the show join the creative team for a post show discussion where your students can pose their questions.

Available sessions:

  • Wed 7 Nov 1pm-5pm in the Helen Martin Studio
  • Wed 7 Nov 1pm-2pm in the Woods Scawen Room
  • Wed 7 Nov 4.45pm-7pm in the Woods Scawen Room

This FREE activity can only be booked by schools attending Othello and must be booked at the same time as the show.

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