Bell Shakespeare Company returns

04 July 2016

The acclaimed Bell Shakespeare Company will bring one of William Shakespeare’s most passionate tragedies, Othello, to Albury Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 26 July.

Directed by Bell’s Peter Evans, Othello is a devastating exploration of the battle between love and jealousy and will be performed at 27 centres as part of a national tour.

The triumphant general Othello returns from battle with the gratitude of the state – and the love of Desdemona - who defies social convention and her father’s will to marry him.

Jealousies around their match and Othello’s rise to prominence simmer to the surface, causing destructive rifts in a story that piles secret upon secret and betrayal upon betrayal.

His ensign, Iago, harbours a deeply held resentment and his and Desdemona’s marriage is fatally undermined by the insinuations of a master manipulator.

Othello is a saga that probes the human capacity for petty jealousies and revenge while revelling in the sheer wickedness of malicious manipulations.

Othello stars Ray Chong Nee as Othello (Bell Shakespeare’s The Dream and Melbourne Theatre Company’s I Call My Brothers), Yalin Ozucelik as Iago (Bell Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Sydney Theatre Company’s Cyrano de Bergerac) in one of Shakespeare’s most captivating and implosive pairings.

Albury Entertainment Centre manager Brendan Maher said it had been two years since Bell Shakespeare Company had visited Albury and it would be an outstanding production of Othello.

Tickets are available from Albury Entertainment Centre’s website or the box office at 525 Swift St.

Cost: $56 Adult, $51 Concession, $46 Member Adult, $41 Member Concession