Trish Wadley Productions today announces full casting for a new version of Shakespeare’s Othello which features Iago played collectively by three actors. Joining the previously announced Martins Imhangbe (Othello), Michael C. Fox, Orlando James and Jeremy Neumark Jones (collectively as Iago) and Rose Riley (Desdemona), are Rachel Leah-Hosker (Emilia/Roderigo) and Ryan O’Doherty (Cassio/Brabantio).
Directed by Sinéad Rushe, the production opens at Riverside Studios, London on 6 October, with previews from 4 October, and runs until 29 October 2023.
Director Sinéad Rushe said: “As our cast is now fully complete, I am excited that we can throw ourselves into bringing our unique Othello to life, with three actors collectively playing Iago for the first time. In collaboration with sound and music, the ensemble cast will be demonstrating how Othello’s mind is manipulated by a chorus of voices that he starts to hear everywhere as if it’s literally poisoning the atmosphere. Our hope is that audiences will be thrilled by our fast-paced, and fresh take on one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.”
From the producer of the recent acclaimed sell-out production of The Shape of Things at Park Theatre, this innovative new production of Othello sees Iago performed by an ensemble of three actors and features live music composed by Michael C. Fox.
‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus, or thus. Our bodies are gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.’
Othello is at the peak of his success: in life, in war, and in love. Until he finds himself utterly betrayed by the person he has trusted most: ‘honest’ Iago.