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OPEN 25/05/2021 - 26/06/2021

Venue Name: Royal & Derngate, Northampton... Workshop Theatre,National Youth Theatre Holloway Road, London... Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

Venue Postcode: N76LW


Credits: William Shakespeare, abridged and dramatised by Dzifa Benson. Co-produced with Royal & Derngate. Performed by NYT REP Company

Societies: National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT)

This thrilling and lyrical retelling of Othello, with Francesca Amewudah-Rivers in the title role, sees the National Youth Theatre REP company explore themes of love, jealousy, systemic racism and misogyny through the lens of crime and power.

Set against the early 90s rave scene with electrifying music and movement Olivier Award-winning Director Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman, West End) gets to the heart of the play in this abridgement by dramatist Dzifa Benson (Creative Producer at The Water Replies for Estuary 2021 Festival.)

Running time approx 95mins

Recommended for ages 12+ includes strong language and drug taking references


Tiajna Amayo – DJ / Chorus
Francesca Amewudah-Rivers – Othello 
Will Atiomo – Gratiano 
Ishmel Bridgeman – Cassio
Matilda Rae – Bianca
Connor Crawford – Iago
Alexandra Hannant – Desdemona
Jack Humphrey – Brabantio
James-Eden Hutchinson – Roderigo
Tife Kusoro – Montano
Jack Matthew – Chorus
Nkhanise Phiri – Chorus
Julia Kass – Emilia
Will Stewart – Ludovico
Adeola Yemitan – Chorus
Ben Wilson – Duke & Chorus


Abridged by Dzifa Benson
Directed by Miranda Cromwell 
Associate Director – Mumba Dodwell
Designer – Rose Revitt 
Movement Director – DK Fashola
Composer and Musical Director – Renell Shaw 
Sound Designer – Xana
Lighting Designer – Zoe Spurr
Fight Director – Yarit Dor
Assistant Director – Masha Kevinovna
Design Assistant – Hannah Ghotbi-Ravandi (NYT member)
Sound Assistant – Daniel Mitchell
Lighting Assistant – Ben Sugrue  
Vocal Coach – Marcia Carr
Accent Coach – Eleanor Manners 
Character Sensitivity Coach – Yassine Senghor
Production Manager – Ian Smith 
Deputy Production Manager – Jack Greenyer
Company Stage Manager – Claire Risseeuw
Tour Manager – Dougie Wilson
Covid Safety Officers – Andy Patterson and Anthony Papamichael 
DSM – Alix Nicholson (NYT member)
ASM – Samantha Galbraith (NYT member) 
ASM – Emily Dimino (NYT member) 
Production Sound/ Mixer – Hope Brennan
Lighting Operator – Ed Lawson
Costume Supervisor – Lisa Aitken
Wardrobe Manager – Anna Edwards-McConway
Wardrobe Assistant – Amy Yeates (NYT member)





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