Digital Theatre has announced that it is partnering with English Touring Theatre to release a film of Othello on Digital Theatre Plus – the award-winning education arm of Digital Theatre.
Othello, a co-production with Oxford Playhouse and Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, has so far been seen by more than 40,000 audience members across 14 cities during its 2017 and 2018 tours.
The production, directed by ETT’s Artistic Director Richard Twyman, was filmed live at Warwick Arts Centre during its critically-acclaimed UK tour this autumn and will be published on Digital Theatre Plus for an audience of over 3 million students on Wednesday 23 January 2019.
During the UK tour, ETT presented The Othello Project – a series of talks, workshops and artistic responses, curated with host venues and local artists – giving a platform to some of the most exciting Muslim artists and writers working in the UK today, shining a light on the contemporary themes of the play itself. The Othello Project is supported by Amal – a programme of the Saïd Foundation.
Talking about the partnership, English Touring Theatre said:
We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Digital Theatre on the digital capture of our production of Othello. Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most contemporary and immediate plays and is widely studied in the UK and internationally. We’re thrilled that this initiative will give students and institutions around the world access to this production, after the completion of its UK tour, as well as additional resources we have built around the production.
To view the films and for more information about The Othello Project please visit – https://www.ett.org.uk/whats-on/othello/additional-events