Adapted and Directed by Beth Flintoff
A coproduction between The Watermill Theatre and the Rose Theatre, Kingston.
‘There’s a real sense of playfulness in Beth Flintoff’s three actor version of Othello … a fast-paced, stripped down production.’
‘Director Beth Flintoff has successfully distilled this powerful drama into a riveting, fast-paced 80 minutes.’
British Theatre Guide
I developed this programme of radically pared-down, highly accessible productions of Elizabeth and Jacobean texts to support schools local to The Watermill during my time as Outreach Director. Performances lasted only 75 minutes and featured a maximum of three actors to make them as affordable as possible. These touring productions became hugely popular and reached about 22,000 students.
My production of Othello in 2012 was a coproduction with Rose Theatre Kingston, touring for 8 weeks (4 weeks in London, 4 weeks in Berkshire / Wiltshire / Hampshire) and reaching around 8,000 students.
Photographs by Phillip Tull
Featuring Elizabeth Crarer (Desdemona), Tonderai Munyevu (Othello) and James Phelips (Iago)