National Theatre’s ‘Othello,’ Starring Adrian Lester, Brings Live Broadcast to US audiences (VIDEO)

Posted on September 25, 2013 /Theater, UK


The National Theatre of Great Britain’s acclaimed production of “Othello,” directed by Nicholas Hytner with Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (“Henry V,” BBC’s Hustle) in the title role and Rory Kinnear (“Hamlet,” James Bond: Skyfall) as the duplicitous Iago, will broadcast live to select venues across the country on Thursday, September 26 with repeat screenings on varying dates nationally.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

Tickets for this thrilling production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy are selling fast – find your nearest venue and book tickets at

New York City area screenings will be held at Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU. Encore presentations will screen at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in Brooklyn over the weekend.


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