Frantic Assembly Announce Revival Of OTHELLO, UK Tour From Oct 2014

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Frantic Assembly Announce Revival Of OTHELLO, UK Tour From Oct 2014

Frantic Assembly theatre company's acclaimed and award-winning production of Othello by William Shakespeare will be revived in 2014/15 for a UK tour, culminating in a four-week London run at the Lyric Hammersmith in January 2015.

Frantic Assembly's Othello will be a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth and the tour will open there with a press performance on Tuesday 7 October 2014, before touring to the Oxford Playhouse, Leicester Curve, Cast in Doncaster, Birmingham Rep and the Lowry in Salford.

Press night at the Lyric Hammersmith will be Wednesday 14 January 2015 at 7pm.

The production was originally a Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth collaboration, in association with Royal & Derngate Northampton, and developed at the Lyric Hammersmith. It was adapted, directed and choreographed by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, winning the TMA Award for Best Direction.

Scott Graham will re-direct this revival, with design by Laura Hopkins, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Gareth Fry, soundtrack by Hybrid and additional choreography by Scott Graham and Eddie Kay.

"In following him I follow but myself

I am not what I am"

This is a mating ground. There's tension around the pool table, cues in hand. A world of broken glass and beatings in the car park. It's dog eat dog. And it's about to kick off...

The country's leading movement theatre company Frantic Assembly explodes onto the stage with this electrifying take on Shakespeare's most brutal and gripping thriller-tragedy of paranoia, jealousy, sex and murder. Fusing a taut adaptation of the classic text with its trademark hard-hitting choreography, Frantic Assembly takes a scalpel to 21st century Britain, exposing prejudice, danger and fear.

Othello's passionate affair with Desdemona leaves him open to jealousy and attack - with devastating consequences. Here, violence is a way of life and reputation is everything....

Tickets for most venues on sale now. Casting to be announced.

Scott Graham is Artistic Director and co-founder of Frantic Assembly. He is the co-choreographer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for which he received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Theatre Choreographer. For Frantic, he has directed The Believers, and co-directed Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout (with National Theatre of Scotland, Fringe First), Othello (TMA award - Best Direction), Stockholm, pool (no water), Dirty Wonderland, Rabbit, Peepshow and Underworld. Director/performer credits include Hymns, Tiny Dynamite, On Blindness, Heavenly, Sell Out, Zero, Flesh, Klub and Look Back in Anger. Scott Graham's other directing credits include: Home (National Theatre of Scotland) and Ker-ching (Sixth Sense). He has also provided choreography and movement direction for Praxis Makes Perfect for National Theatre Wales; The Canticles at Brighton Festival/Aldeburgh Music; Port, Hothouse and Market Boy at the National Theatre; Dr Dee for Manchester International Festival/ ENO; Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella at the Unicorn; Frankenstein for the Royal & Derngate; The May Queen at Liverpool Everyman; Villette at Stephen Joseph Theatre; With Steven Hoggett and Bryony Lavery, he created It Snows, a National Theatre Connections play. With Steven Hoggett, he has written The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge).

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