Elysium Theatre Company presents OTHELLO by William Shakespeare on Saturday 5 October.

“Perdition catch my soul but I do love thee, and when I love thee not, chaos is come again.”

Award-winning Elysium Theatre Company return to Ushaw with a dazzling new production of Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy of love and jealousy.

Cyprus is under threat from an invasion from the Turks. The Duke of Venice sends his best general, Othello the Moor, to defend the island in its hour of need. Othello is newly married to the young and beautiful Desdemona. Their love seems indestructible. But as the fate of Europe hangs in the balance Othello’s malevolent officer Iago has other plans. Determined to destroy his commander, he rips apart Othello’s love for Desdemona by sewing seeds of jealousy in his tortured mind.

Discounts available for school groups. For more information contact mark@ushaw.org

Praise for previous Elysium productions at Ushaw:

‘Extraordinary, electrifying.’ – Mirage News, ‘Macbeth’ 2023

‘An excellent play… If you have a chance to see it I highly recommend it.” – NE Bylines, ‘Reiver’ 2023


Supported by Arts Council England.


Exhibition Theatre
Ushaw, Durham, DH7 7DW
05 Oct 2024
£13 - £18

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