Othello Syndrome to Play The Drayton Theatre; Previews September 3; Opens September 7
The tale of a man who kills what he thinks he loves; the fate of a woman who loves stories so much she becomes one. The nature of a world where irrational jealousy is considered a valid excuse for murder.
This genre-busting production recounts the tragedy of Shakespeare's Othello in a bold and highly physical interpretation which puts the emphasis on the gender politics of the play. Othello Syndrome exposes the damage caused by the way in which the traditional version of the story has entered our culture: the terrible myth of honour, the vile cult of virginity.
Adapted and Directed by Hannah Kaye
Designed by J William Davis
£1 of every ticket sold will be donated to Eaves Charity for Women.
Hannah Kaye is a director and movement director who trained at the University of Chicago, the Sorbonne, Drama Centre and the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has worked with Steppenwolf and was invited to participate in the Transit VII Festival with the Odin Teatret in Holstebro Denmark. She is a member of the Magdalena Network of women in Contemporary Theatre.
Chamelon's Dish, in association with Sky or the Bird and Grindstone present
Othello Syndrome by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Hannah Kaye
Directed by Hannah Kaye
The Drayton Theatre 153 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0JL
Previews 3rd, 4th September 8 pm, Press night 5th and 6th September 8,pm. Run 7th-28th September, excluding Sunday's and Monday's, 8 pm
Tickets: £3 - £15