Shakespeare is coming to Catford in March. The Shakespeare Festival Catford upon Avon at Broadway Theatre Catford will have something for everyone including a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello.
It’s a stylish, fast-paced play set in the meeting room of the company’s office. Everyone is under constant surveillance, private and business lives entwine, workers are caught in a bubble without privacy or time off outside the Corporation. There’s always someone watching you, analysing your every move and waiting for an opportunity to stab you in your back.
Director Pamela Schermann transfers the action to the cityscape of modern London. In the cutthroat financial world, we dive into an abyss of power and intrigue, riddled with suspicion and jealousy. Beneath the surface of this civilised and polite environment we encounter brutality and callousness. “In times like these, competition is high. The cost of living in London raises massively year on year, and we are pushed to our limits”, says Schermann. “The question I want to ask with this production is: How much can and should we sacrifice to achieve our career goals? What if in the end there is nothing left worth fighting for?”
Time Zone Theatre’s contemporary interpretation of Othello was first performed at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside in 2015. After a sold-out run, the production transferred to Waterloo East Theatre, and tours through England and to New York City this year.
Performance dates are 14 & 15 March at 7.30pm Tickets are available now and cost £ 14 (£ 12 Concessions).
Don’t miss you’re your chance to see this highly acclaimed performance. Book your tickets online at Broadway Theatre.
Creatives: Pamela Schermann (director), Gillian Steventon (designer), Petr Vocka (lighting designer), Philip Matejtschuk (sound designer). Cast: James Barnes (Othello), Adam Cunis (Iago), Charlie Blackwood (Desdemona), Joséphine Berry (Emilia), Shane Noone (Cassio).