"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.
Suitable for students in years 7 to 11:
Stage 4 English, Drama.
Stage 5 English, Drama.
Stage 6 Preliminary English, Drama.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
|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.
$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.