Othello: Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare at The Atkinson

Othello: Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare at The Atkinson

A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance.

The highly acclaimed Icarus Theatre Collective presents a bold and exciting new production of Shakespeare’s most tragic tale – Othello: Moor of Venice at The Atkinson on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 March.

Othello is a legend in his own lifetime: noble, brave, victorious.  This war hero comes back victoriously from battle and unknowingly faces his toughest challenge: Honest Iago has Machiavellian plans to ruin Othello’s life and fuels his venom with malignance and hateful contempt. Poignant, intense, heartbreaking; Othello mercilessly explores every inch of the human condition.

The conflict between Othello and Iago is one of the most chilling and emotionally deep conflicts in literature and the themes of temptation, jealousy, revenge, and unconditional love resonate with all ages.

Othello’s world will be brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and a stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love will unfurl as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion.

 Icarus Theatre Collective launched in 2004. Lauded as one of the most fearless and dynamic theatre companies in the UK, their reputation for punchy and vibrant productions of contemporary and classic theatre continues to grow. The company’s productions have won countless accolades including Time Out’s Critics Choice, as well as receiving great praise from critics and audiences alike and winning awards from as far afield as Romania (Best Production and Best Actress, The Lesson).

Othello: Moor of Venice is showing at The Atkinson Sefton’s new home of art, literature, music, history and more on Thursday 20 March 7pm and Friday 21 March at 1pm & 7pm,. Tickets are £12 (£10 concession).

Tickets are available to book online at theatkinson.co.uk or through the Box Office on 01704 533333. Tickets are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.




Thursday 20 & Friday 21 March

7pm / 1pm & 7pm

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions / £6 schools))

*Please be advised that there is a £2 booking fee for telephone and online sales.

The Atkinson
Lord Street


In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333


Notes to Editors

For more information, interviews, images or review tickets, please contact Emma Lloyd at The Atkinson on 0151 934 2129 | emma.lloyd@sefton.gov.uk


About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters. You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wonder through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

In October 2014 The Atkinson becomes something even more exciting for visitors, with the opening of the museum which will tell the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. It will also be the new home for the Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not seen for over 40 years.


Posted on 11 March 2014 under General news

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