Othello: A Woman’s Story

Shakespeare’s Othello staged in an all- female prison

Mish Mash Media Productions will stage an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Othello,at the Baxter in the Masambe Theatre. The play is set in a modern-day female prison with no male characters, the first of its kind for Shakespeare in South African theatre.

“With our interpretation of Othello, we are telling the story in a new way, while still staying true to the themes of the original text. The themes of racism, hierarchy, jealousy and betrayal transcend sex and gender, so we thought why not give the characters in this play, who were traditionally male, and sadly always written as the more layered characters, a female voice? ” says co-director Adolph De Beer, who is no stranger to Shakespeare (he performed in Twelfth Night at Maynardville in 2017) and this is his directorial theatre debut. Othello: A Woman’s Story will also be performed at The Galloway theatre and the Drama Factory from 23 June – 08 July, respectively.

4 Sep - 12 Sep

Starts: 7:30 pm

Drama / Masambe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Othello staged in an all- female prison

Mish Mash Media Productions will stage an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Othello,at the Baxter in the Masambe Theatre. The play is set in a modern-day female prison with no male characters, the first of its kind for Shakespeare in South African theatre.