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Presented by the Guildford Shakespeare Company

by William Shakespeare

Holy Trinity Church
High Street, Guildford GU1 3RR Licensed bar: Heated venue
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will be at Holy Trinity Church Guildford from Wednesday 5 February to Saturday 22 February 2014. The press performances are Thursday 6 and Friday 7 February at 7.30pm

The cast is led by David Carr as Othello. Other cast include Chris Porter Iago, Nicole Hartley Desdemona, Matt Pinches Cassio, Christopher York Roderigo, Anthony Cable Brabantio/ Ludovico, James Chalmers Montano, Rosalind Blessed Emilia, Laura Jane Wrey Bianca. Othello is directed by Caroline Devlin, movement director Nick Winston, the fight director is Philip d’Orléans, with design by Neil Irish, lighting by Declan Randall, and sound by Matt Eaton.

This is the Guildford Shakespeare Company’s 20th production since 2006 and the 5th production at Holy Trinity which is the largest Georgian Church in Surrey. The production is set in the 1950s Cold War era.

Othello is a tragic tale of love and betrayal in a time of war, as the commanding officer Othello, besotted with his new bride, Desdemona, is enmeshed in a plot of deception by his scheming lieutenant Iago: “Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee! And when I love thee not, Chaos is come again”

David Carr has just been in Nicholas Hytner’s National Theatre’s ‘Othello’ and was cover for Adrian Lester. His many stage roles with the RSC include in Michael Boyd’s ‘As You Like It’, in Gregory Doran’s ‘Morte D’Arthur’ and in Rupert Goold’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Chris Porter has played Quince in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Page in ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ for GSC. He was in Daniel Buckroyd’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Friend or Foe’ UK tour in 2011. Nicole Hartley has been in three Shakespeare productions at the Globe Theatre. She has just played Sybil in Noel Coward’s Privates Lives’.

Caroline Devlin has directed ‘Macbeth’ ‘Richard III’, and ‘A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream’ for GSC. Philip d’Orléans has been fight director with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House and English National Opera. Award winning choreographer Nick Winston’s forthcoming projects include ‘The Water Babies’ Curve & Whatsonstage Theatre Awards, Prince of Wales. Neil Irish has recently designed for English Touring Opera and Opera Holland Park. Declan Randall’s recent lighting design credits include ‘Macbeth’ for GSC and Albert Herring Mid Wales Opera.

Matt Pinches and Sarah Gobran are joint Artistic and Executive Producers of Guildford Shakespeare Company which they co-founded in 2006. GSC’s previous productions include ‘Richard III’, ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Macbeth’.

Perfs: Mon to Sat 7.30pm Mats Sat 2.30pm Feb 8, 15, 22
5 & 6 Feb £12.00: Tickets £17.50 - £21.00 (Family tickets available)
Running Time 2 hrs 30 mins
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12 December 2013