On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Abbey Theatre presents a contemporary version of Othello, featuring Peter Macon.

‘Beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on’

Othello is a powerful man. The protector of Venice, he has won many battles. But victory comes at a cost. Despite his apparent loyalty, Iago works in the shadows to orchestrate Othello’s downfall. Just how far will these men go in the pursuit of power?

Joe Dowling, internationally acclaimed director, returns to the Abbey Theatre to direct this story of love, jealousy, betrayal and revenge.

Othello at the Abbey Theatre

Karen Ardiff – Emilia
Barry Barnes – Lodovico
Des Cave – Montano / Senator
Malcolm Douglas – Duke of Venice/Ensemble
Laurence Falconer – Officer / Ensemble
Liz Fitzgibbon – Bianca
Michael James Ford – Gratiano
Gavin Fullam – Roderigo
Peter Gowen – Brabantio
Peter Macon – Othello
Cormac McDonagh – Officer/ Ensemble
John Merriman – Officer / Ensemble
Barry John O’Connor – Cassio
Rebecca O’Mara – Desdemona
Michael Patrick – Officer / Ensemble
Marty Rea – Iago


Jung Ah Han – Set Design Assistant
Conor Linehan – Composer and Sound Designer
Joe Dowling – Director
Riccardo Hernandez – Set Designer
Joan O’Clery – Costume Design
Sinéad McKenna – Lighting Designer
David Bolger – Movement Director
James Cosgrove – Fight Director

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Othello runs at the Abbey Theatre from 5th May to 11th June, previews running from 5th to 10th, May. Performances take place at 7:30pm from Monday to Saturday, with a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturdays.

Tickets cost from €13 to €45 and may be reserved online. Concessions are also available. An audio-described and captioned performance will take place at 2pm on Saturday, 11th June.

Why not get up close and personal with Shakespeare with a seat on the Abbey stage for only €20?

Come experience one of the greatest plays ever written.

Abbey Theatre
The Abbey Theatre
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1

Tel: 01 878 7222 (Box Office)


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All images courtesy the Abbey Theatre

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