Sport for Jove and Seymour Centre present


9 - 17 Jun 2022

"O beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on..."

Othello is easily Shakespeare's most relentless and tightly compressed drama. This is a rare chance for students across NSW to see this dark and brooding masterpiece in 2022. 

This innovative production combines Sport for Jove's trademark textual clarity and storytelling with a powerful cast and design, transporting audiences to a remote military base in an occupied country where a trusted soldier will work away at the certainty of his commander like an irresistible tide.

Othello is saturated with references to water. Oceanic mystery is the poet's chief imaginative device and source of metaphor in this study of marriage, love, sex, persuasion and the illusion of loyalty.

Venice, a city resting precariously on its own watery grave, and Cyprus, a frontier surrounded by enemies and a hostile ocean, are the battlefields upon which family, love, community, trust, ambition and jealousy are put under the severest trial.

Whether you are an educator or member of the general public, book your tickets to see Othello at the Seymour Centre. 


Image credit: Seiya Taguchi

"My students and I just love the spirit that drives you to make words have real and personal meaning. You infuse the theatre with that energy - it's priceless and addictive! Thank you for putting such time and effort into this show."
Drama Teacher, Barker College

Writer William Shakespeare
Director / set designer Damien Ryan
Lighting Designer Martin Kinnane
Sound Designer Alex Lee-Rekers
Costume Designer Jonathan Hindmarsh
Production manager Jamie Exworth
Stage manager Emma Patterson
Assistant stage manager Caity Cowan and Lily Moody
Cast Mandela Mathia (Othello), Damon Manns (Iago), Eloise Winestock (Desdemona), George Banders (Roderigo), Owen Little (Cassio), Ava Madon (Bianca, Soldier), Giles Gartell-Mills (Brabantino, Montano), Emily Taylor (Emelia, Duchess), Oliver Ryan (Soldier), Max Ryan (Soldier, Senator), Damien Ryan (Soldier, Senator) 

$30 per student. One teacher free per 10 students; $30 for each additional teacher.

Find out how our school bookings process works. Full payment for this event is due by Thu 14 Apr 2022.

Curriculum links
Suitable for students in years 7 to 11:
Stage 4
English, Drama.
Stage 5 English, Drama.
Stage 6 Preliminary English, Drama.

Detailed curriculum links can be found here.

Post-show Q&As
Join director, Damien Ryan, for a 15-minute Q&A following each daytime performance.

Workshops can be organised through Sport for Jove. Please contact the team at for further information.

Digital Student Resource Kits will be distributed following each performance. Kits include lesson activities, an analysis of the play, a detailed guide to this production, videos, photos and design insights.

Your visit
Find out how to get here, where to eat and when to arrive.
Find out about our COVID-Safe measures.

Risk assessment
Find our 2022 risk assessment information here.

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures for the general public here and for school groups here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

York Theatre

Thu 9 Jun 11:30am
Fri 10 Jun 10am
Sat 11 Jun 7pm
Tue 14 Jun 10am
Wed 15 Jun 10am, 1:30pm
Thu 16 Jun 10am
Fri 17 Jun 10am, 7pm

120 minutes (no interval). 15-minute Q&A follows each daytime performance.

School student $30
Teacher $30*
General public $30

$6 transaction fee applies.

Please note only one Dine & Discover voucher can be used per transaction. Multiple Parents NSW vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Dine & Discover and Parents NSW vouchers can only be redeemed when booking online. Please find instructions here on how to redeem your vouchers online.

*One teacher free per 10 students; $30 for each additional teacher.

Contains coarse language, physical violence, sexual references, adult themes, suicide, gender-based violence, haze smoke, strobe lighting, prop weapons and loud noises. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

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