OTHELLO By William Shakespeare

OTHELLO By William Shakespeare

January 1, 1970 - January 1, 1970

The Rose Playhouse

3rd to 28th February 2015 All Performances at 7.30 pm (Sundays at 3.00 pm Only) No Monday Performances

Time Zone Theatre return to The Rose after their highly acclaimed production of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ and 2014’s opera ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’, to present William Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’.

This new interpretation of Shakespeare's tragedy transfers its themes of jealousy, power and intrigue to the cityscape of todays modern London.

A stylish, fast-paced re-imagining of Othello’s tragedy – definitely not to be missed!

Post-show Q & A with the director and some cast members on Wednesday 11th and Wednesday  25th February 2015. No need to book just stay behind after the evening performance.


Praise for Time Zone Theatre’s Othello


★★★★★ "A marvellous re-imagining" (London Theatre One)

★★★★ "Concise, fast-paced and powerful" (The Gay UK)

★★★★ "Excellent" (Everything Theatre)

★★★★ "creative and intelligent" (Ginger Hibiscus)

★★★★ "stunning visual moments…unique and arresting"

(Grumpy Gay Critic)

★★★★ "James Barnes’ Othello is instantly likeable, open and conciliatory, carrying himself with an assured ease that rapidly disintegrates into agitation as he descends into all consuming jealousy.“ (The Good Review)

"I loved Pamela Schermann's latest adaptation of Othello. Set in the cutthroat world of London's financial institutions, the characters' jealousies and spite seem perfectly at home…..The cast is outstanding... ...This was theatre stripped back to its essence, and it works wonderfully ..this hits the spot….Thoroughly recommended." (Southwark News)

"a bold re-imagining that pays off (There Ought to Be Clowns)

„A pacey, fascinating take....some ingenious ideas“ (The Public Reviews)

"Very relatable…haunting…brave" (A Younger Theatre)

"Action-packed scenes and an impressive cast" (Bargain Theatreland)

“A highly enjoyable production“ (London City Nights)

“Fast-paced and exciting“ (UK Theatre Network)

“well staged and absorbing“ (South London Press)

“Pamela Schermann’s adaptation feels very current and a chilling vision of the corporate world told through the language of Shakespeare.“

(West End Wilma)


The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred metres away. 
Written by
William Shakespeare
Directed by
Pamela Schermann
Presented by
Time Zone Theatre

Please arrive 15 minutes before the production starts to pay for or collect your tickets.

Booking Information


Full £12 / Cons £10 (Friends of The Rose, OAP, Student or Equity – on presentation of ID) £9 Southwark Residence With Proof of Address

Box Office

020 7261 9565



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