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Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But, as the public riot in the streets, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?Performers Adrian Lester (Ira Aldridge), Ayesha Antoine (Connie), Simon Chandler (Bernard Warde/Terence), Alexander Cobb (Henry Forrester/Casimir), Mark Edel-Hunt (Charles Kean), Emun Elliott (Pierre Laporte), Charlotte Lucas (Ellen Tree), Caroline Martin (Halina Wozniak/Margaret Aldridge), Amy Morgan (Betty Lovell).
Author Lolita Chakrabarti. Producer The Tricycle. Company Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company. Director Indhu Rubasingham. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Oliver Fenwick. Sound Paul Arditti. Director Titas Halder (assistant). Music Paul Englishbby. Choreographer Imogen Knight.
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