The National Theatre had announced two further productions to be staged this winter, Shakespeare’s great tragedy, OTHELLO, and KERRY JACKSON, a new play by April De Angelis, both going on sale to the public on 21 July 2022.
Opening in November, Clint Dyer directs Shakespeare’s Othello in the Lyttelton theatre. This extraordinary new vision for one of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies will star Giles Terera as Othello, Rosy McEwen as Desdemona and Paul Hilton as Iago.
The cast also includes Jack Bardoe, Rory Fleck Byrne, Kirsty J Curtis, Tanya Franks, Gareth Kennerley, Martin Marquez, Amy Newton, Steffan Rizzi and Jay Simpson, with further cast to be announced.
Set designer is Chloe Lamford, costume designer is Michael Vale and lighting designer is Jai Morjaria. Music and Sound by Pete Malkin and Benjamin Grant, movement director is Lucie Pankhurst and fight director is Kev McCurdy.
Othello will also be broadcast to cinemas worldwide in 2023 via National Theatre Live.
In the Dorfman theatre from November, Indhu Rubasingham will direct the world premiere of April De Angelis‘ biting new comedy, Kerry Jackson.
Fay Ripley stars as Kerry, owner of a new restaurant in fashionable Walthamstow. Wearing her working-class roots as a badge of honour, Kerry navigates the local characters in a bid to make the tapas restaurant a success – without losing herself in the process.
Set and costume design is by Richard Kent, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick, movement director is Lucy Hind and casting director is Juliet Horsley CDG.
Further cast to be announced.