In following him I follow but myself
I am not what I am

This is a mating ground. There’s tension around the pool table, cues in hand. A world of broken glass and beatings in the car park. It’s dog eat dog. And its about to kick off…

Othello’s passionate affair with Desdemona leaves him open to jealousy and attack – with devastating consequences. Here, violence is a way of life and reputation is everything.

Frantic Assembly, “The most innovative and progressive company around” (The Times), return with this electrifying take on Shakespeare’s thriller-tragedy of paranoia, jealousy, sex and murder. Fusing a taut adaptation of the classic text with its trademark hard-hitting choreography, Frantic Assembly takes a scalpel to 21st Century Britain, exposing prejudice, danger and fear.

Winner of the TMA Award for Best Direction, this unforgettable co-production follows the success of Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout and The Believers.


“Thoroughly deserved the enthusiastic standing ovation at the end”
Express & Star

“This version of Othello pulls no punches”
star star star star
Behind The Arras

“Gritty and emotionally fuelled”
Stage Talk

starstar star star star
The Gay UK

“This adaptation hits the mark”
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TSS Reviews

“Goes a long way to make Shakespeare accessible and appealing to a young, contemporary audience”
Views From A Bum

“Exciting and thrilling”
Reviews Gate

“A startling hit”
starstar star star star
Independent On Sunday

“This show grips you”
Daily Telegraph

Evening Standard

“You will never have seen an Othello quite like this”
The Guardian

Running time
1 hour 40 minutes (please note that there is no interval in this performance).

Date Time Venue Notes Prices Booking

The HOUSE at The REP

  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The HOUSE is The REP’s largest auditorium, seating over 800 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front and midway up on Row L.

    Built on democratic principals with no circle or boxes and with a saucer shaped rake, The HOUSE is designed so that all seats have a great view of the action.

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
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