Othello, a Moor, falls in love with Desdemona but is broken by jealousy falsely encouraged. Shakespeare's most human play sets delicacy and power, trust and jealousy, love and hate, good and evil in stark and tragic opposition. Powerless in the face of their own self destructive instincts, the characters are caught on a downward spiral towards inevitable tragedy.Performers Adrian Lester (Othello), Rory Kinnear (Iago), Olivia Vinall (Desdemona), Jonathan Bailey (Cassio), Lyndsey Marshal (Emilia), William Chubb, Tom Robertson, Nick Sampson, Sandy Batchelor, Adam Berry, David Carr, Robert Demeger, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Gabriel Fleary, Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi, Scott Karim, David Kirkbride, Tom Radford, Chook Sibtain, Rebecca Tanwen, Joseph Wilkins.
Author Shakespeare. Producer National Theatre. Director Nicholas Hytner. Design Vicki Mortimer. Lighting Jon Clark. Sound Gareth Fry.