1 FebruaryAED 150 – AED 360
Following a critically acclaimed tour and London run, this award-winning production by English Touring Theatre touches down in Dubai for five performances. It was one of the big hits of London theatre last year, and director Richard Twyman has given Shakespeare’s tragedy a highly relevant twist: Othello is a Muslim in a Christian country, hired by the state of Venice to counter an attack from overseas. The personal tragedies are mirrored in the geopolitics.
The Guardian loved it, calling it a “marvellous production … one of the best I have seen of this hard-to-love play”. The two young leads, Abraham Popoola as Othello and Norah Lopez Holden as his new wife Desdemona, are reportedly stunning. The price is pretty good for Dubai Opera tickets, too.
There are performances at 3pm and 8pm today, and at the same times on 2 February.