It’s an intense experience and different way to see a dramatic classic - the National Theatre live broadcast of Othello as performed live to a theatre audience.
This latest NTLive screening, coming to Bexhill at the De La Warr Pavilion on Thursday September 26 at 7pm, is shown simultaneously in theatres and cinemas around the world.
It is a major new production of Shakespeare’s epic theme of the destructive power of jealousy.
Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle, Merlin, Spiderman 3) takes the title role.
Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their collaboration on the NT’s recent production of Hamlet.
Othello, newly married to Desdemona is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour ofCassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.
An NTLive screening gives audiences the chance to view the play from all different angles, including close-ups, at a fraction of the usual cost. Book tickets £10 or £12 on 01424 229111 or from www.dlwp.com