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Friday 25th October, 11am
OTHELLO by William Shakespeare
We are delighted to offer the latest satellite technology by showing OTHELLO streamed live directly from the stage of the National Theatre in London. We will receive the award-winning production by satellite and broadcast it onto a full-size cinema screen in Ballymaloe Grainstore . You don't have to travel to London to see OTHELLO live!
The live broadcast is at 7pm on Thu 26 September. We will record it, and show it again on Fri 27 September at 11am.
William Shakespeare’s celebrated play is about the destructive power of jealousy. Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.
Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) 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 acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.
This OTHELLO is a dynamic, contemporary production which feels very modern and relevant. IIt has received rave, five-star reviews and tickets for performances at the National Theatre have been like gold-dust. For trailer and reviews see http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/40168-othello
"A breathtaking show of emotional firepower. Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear are superb." - The Times ( 5 Stars)
"Witty, agile, lucid and deeply felt. A gripping production." - Daily Telegraph (5 Stars)
Running time is 3.5 hours.
School group tickets: €8 [School group bookings by phone only on 021-4651555.]