Presented by the Pop-up Globe Queen’s Company.
“O beware, my Lord, of jealousy. / It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock / The meat it feeds on.”
Witness Shakespeare’s ultimate psychological thriller in Pop-up Globe’s production of Othello. Take a journey into the diseased mind of the noble Moor as he’s consumed by ‘the green-eyed monster’; jealousy. The twists and turns in this powerful and dark production will have you on the edge of your seat.
The Pop-up Globe Queen’s Company presents Shakespeare’s tragedy, Othello, at Pop-up Globe Melbourne.
Othello is one of Shakespeare’s greatest psychological thrillers. In a theatre of war, a great general is brought down by the power of his own love and the prejudice of others.
Othello forces us to confront a timeless fear: does the Devil move among us? Racism, jealousy and envy conspire in Shakespeare’s dark tragedy, in this full production inspired by the Jacobean period, performed by a specially-formed international ensemble in spectacular bespoke costumes.
The Pop-up Globe Queen’s Company is Pop-up Globe’s resident mixed company of male and female actors and musicians, working with world experts to bring you the shock of the old: the effect of Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space for which they were written.
“There is certainly no holding back as British director Ben Naylor presents a vigorously physical, blood-soaked interpretation of a play which has acts of appalling cruelty mingling with exquisite poetry.” – New Zealand Herald, 2017
“WOW – “Othello” has to be seen to be believed, what a powerful, moving, discomfiting performance – terrifying, sad and entertaining all at once. Thank you for an incredible night out.” – Mel, audience member
Ben Naylor Director
Megan Adams Director of Movement & Associate Director (Transfer)
Chantelle Gerrard Designer
Paul McLaney Director of Music
Alexander James Holloway Fight Director
Jesse Hilford Stage Manager
Cast list for Othello can be found here.
Performances are approximately two and a half hours long including a 15 minute interval.