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Othello - Lauderdale House

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING last year’s sell-out success of Much Ado About Nothing on the tea lawn at Lauderdale House, Veni Vidi Theatre Company is returning to the venue with Othello – from August 10 to August 13, 2010.

Transporting audiences to the hot and heady streets of Venice and Cyprus, this new production of Shakespeare’s intimate and affecting drama will be performed in-the-round, in a unique staging on the lawn, drawing audiences closer to the action and focusing on clear storytelling as the drama unfolds under the evening sky.

Othello, often noted as one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, delves deeply into the human psyche with its themes of love, loyalty and betrayal. It shows the noble Othello undone by cruel jealousy and presents one of Shakespeare’s most memorable villains in the character of Iago.

Produced by Veni Vidi in association with Lauderdale House, Artistic Director Natalie-Anne Downs returns to direct and adapt the piece, which has lighting design by Anna Sbokou, set design by Dagmara Baran, costume design by Lindsey Archer, original music by Alex Judd and fight choreography by Tom Jordan.

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Tickets: £12, £10 concession, £8 under 16’s – available from the box office on 0208 348 8716 (Monday to Friday from 10am -5pm) or at

Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London, N6 5HG (Nearest Tube: Archway; Buses: 143, 210, 271).