Broadcast live from London at 2pm; Rebroadcast in HD at 7pm.
The National Theatre of London presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.
Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.
Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.
"A breathtaking show of emotional firepower." - The Times
“Witty, agile, lucid and deeply felt. A gripping production of a tragedy which is also an intensely painful psychological thriller.” - The Daily Telegraph
"Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear are stunning." - Independent
Running Time: 3hrs 15mins including a 15-minute intermission
Package price available through September 26 for OTHELLO, MACBETH & CORIOLANUS: $60. Call the box office at 207-594-0070 x3 Mon-Fri noon-4pm.
The National Theater of London, one of the world's leading theater producers of Shakespeare, international classic drama and contemporary playwrights, is offering an exciting new initiative - broadcasting live performances of plays in high definition onto cinema screens worldwide. The Strand is one of 100 venues world wide to broadcast the new HD series in this exciting international partnership. The broadcasts will also feature behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with artists.