"Absolutely brilliant... just as Shakespeare helped shape English, rap has dramatically refashioned it"- Chicago Sun-Times
In a nutshell:
Turns up the volume of Shakespeare's sounds for a new generation to tune into
Like thousands of fans from Chicago, London's Shakespeare Globe Theatre, Edinburgh and Sydney Festivals, you'll be putting your hands up in the air for this hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare's famous tragedy of betrayal, jealousy and self-doubt.
Othello: The Remix is a fresh, urban and utterly genius take on Othello, coming direct to you from America's leading re-interpreters of Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the sensational Q Brothers. MC Othello gets out of the ghetto and goes straight to the top. He wins the respect of the music industry, the adulation of fans and the heart of the beautiful singer Desdemona. However, hip-hop purist Iago has something more sinister planned for Othello.
Whether you're looking for a night of innovative beats or a new way to think about Shakespeare, Othello: The Remix delivers an intense, high-energy version of Othello like no other, proving that Shakespeare was the original master of rhythm and rhyme.
Writing, direction and music by GQ and JQ
Developed with Rick Boynton
Recommended for ages 10+
Photograph courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Photograph: Michael Brosilow
Post-show Friday 13 March