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Past production
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

Fast and furious Shakespeare from the National Youth Theatre...the performances glow

Abridged by Dzifa Benson
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
Associate Director - Mumba Dodwell

This thrilling and lyrical retelling of Othello, with Francesca Amewudah-Rivers in the title role, sees the National Youth Theatre REP company explore themes of love, jealousy, systemic racism and misogyny through the lens of crime and power.

Set against the early 90s rave scene with electrifying music and movement Olivier Award-winning Director Miranda Cromwell (Death of a Salesman, West End) gets to the heart of the play in this abridgement by dramatist Dzifa Benson (Creative Producer at The Water Replies for Estuary 2021 Festival.)

Running time approx 95mins

Recommended for ages 12+ includes strong language and drug taking references

Tiajna Amayo - DJ / Chorus
Francesca Amewudah-Rivers - Othello
Will Atiomo - Gratiano
Ishmel Bridgeman - Cassio
Matilda Rae- Bianca
Connor Crawford - Iago
Alexandra Hannant - Desdemona
Jack Humphrey - Brabantio
James-Eden Hutchinson - Roderigo
Tife Kusoro - Montano
Jack Matthew - Chorus
Nkhanise Phiri - Chorus
Julia Kass- Emilia
Will Stewart - Ludovico
Adeola Yemitan - Chorus
Ben Wilson - Duke & Chorus


Abridged by Dzifa Benson
Directed by Miranda Cromwell
Associate Director - Mumba Dodwell
Designer - Rose Revitt
Movement Director - DK Fashola
Composer and Musical Director - Renell Shaw
Sound Designer - Xana
Lighting Designer - Zoe Spurr
Fight Directors - Yarit Dor &Enric Ortuño
Associate Lyricist -Adeola Yemitan
Additional Lyrics -NYT REP Company Chorus
Assistant Director - Masha Kevinovna
Design Assistant - Tomas Palmer
Design Assistant - Hannah Ghotbi-Ravandi (NYT member)
Sound Assistant - Daniel Mitchell
Vocal Coach - Marcia Carr
Accent Coach - Eleanor Manners
Character Sensitivity Coach - Yassine Senghor
Production Manager - Ian Smith
Deputy Production Manager - Jack Greenyer
Company Stage Manager - Claire Risseeuw
Tour Manager - Dougie Wilson
Covid Safety Officers - Andy Patterson and Anthony Papamichael
Chief LX - Dom Cook
Programmer and Relighter - Philip Burke
DSM - Alix Nicholson (NYT member)
ASM - Samantha Galbraith (NYT member)
ASM - Emily Dimino (NYT member)
Production Sound/ Mixer - Hope Brennan
Lighting Operator and Assistant - Ed Lawson (NYT Member)
Costume Supervisor - Lisa Aitken
Wardrobe Manager - Anna Edwards-McConway
Wardrobe Assistant - Bella Collins
Lighting Assistant - Ben Sugrue

Promotional,Rehearsal and Production Photography -Helen Murray
Design by October Associates
Promo film by Eren Kaplan

This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

Fresh perspectives and ferocious performances energise Shakespeare’s tragedy of race, patriarchy and fragile masculinity

This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

This company of young actors are as strong as they come