Good News for Othello with Lenny Henry
One happy piece of London theatre news today is that Lenny Henry’s Othello is transferring to the London West End in September at the Trafalgar Studios. Lenny Henry is to bring his performance as Othello to London when the Northern Broadsides production transfers to Trafalgar Studio 1 from 1st September to 12th December 2009 with a press night on the 18th of September.
Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy plays.
This production started at the West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds in February, and Lenny Henry received favourable reviews for his debut in the title role.
Michael Billington in The Guardian, not always the most positive of critics, praised the “simple dignity” of Lenny Henry’s Othello.
Othello also stars Conrad Nelson as Iago, Jessica Harris as Desdemona, Richard Standing as Cassio, plus David Beckford, Matt Connor, Andy Cryer, Victoria Gee, Geoff Leesley, Chris Pearse, Simon Holland Roberts and Sara Poyzer.
Shakespeare Theatre Breaks
Shakespeare plays are perennial favourites in London but usually only for relatively short runs compared to the big musicals so this production of Othello with the well known name of Lenny Henry will provide a unique opportunity for Shakespeare theatre breaks to London during the run up to Christmas 2009.