Othello: The Remix - Unicorn Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
FOLLOWING its success as part of Shakespeare’s Globe’s Globe to Globe Festival, the Q Brothers, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Richard Jordan Productions are presenting Othello: The Remix at the Unicorn Theatre – from September 12 to September 29, 2013.
Lyrically re-written over original beats, this hip-hop adaptation of Othello is performed by the Q Brothers and transposes Shakespeare’s story of betrayal, jealousy and suspicion to the competitive world of the music industry.
Othello: The Remix is also written and directed by the Q Brothers and follows the international and award-winning success of their previous shows, The Bomb-itty of Errors (Ambassadors Theatre) and Funk It Up About Nothin’ (Stratford East and Edinburgh).
As well as the Q Brothers, the cast of Othello: The Remix includes Jackson Doran, Postell Pringle and DJ Clayton Stamper.
Artistic Director, Purni Morell says: “I’m thrilled that Chicago Shakespeare Theater is coming to the Unicorn this Autumn, with such an exciting and relevant show for young people – and also not so young people, as I include myself in those who were wowed by it.”
Othello: The Remix is part of the Unicorn Theatre’s programme of work for teenage audiences. As well as insights after performances on September 19, 21 and 26, there is an extensive learning programme accompanying the production with resource packs and Q&As with the cast after the show.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is a leading international theatre company, known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeare’s gift for intricate storytelling, musicality of language and depth of feeling for the human condition. The theatre is dedicated to producing extraordinary classic productions, new works and family shows and serving as Chicago’s cultural ambassador through its World’s Stage Series.
Othello: The Remix is suitable for ages 13 and over.
Tickets: Adults £16, concessions £13, under 21s £10, previews – all tickets £10, groups of 10+ – every eleventh ticket free. Disabled customers may bring 1 free carer.
Family Ticket: 20% off when you buy 4 tickets (must include at least one under 21 ticket).
Schools: £10 (1 teacher goes free for every 10 students paid). 25% off when you book for two or more shows (must be booked by the end of September).
Tickets are available from the box office on 020 7645 0560 or online at www.unicorntheatre.com/.