The Wire stars Clarke Peters and Dominic West were reunited backstage at the Duchess Theatre’s Butley, which stars West and runs until 27 August. The pair will star in the Crucible Theatre’s 2012 production of Othello, the centrepiece of Sheffield Theatres’ 40th anniversary season beginning 20 September.

Sheffield Theatres’ artistic director Daniel Evans will direct Peters and West as Othello and Iago and founding artistic director of the Crucible Colin George as Brabantio and Gratiano. Othello will be designed by Morgan Large with lighting design by Lucy Carter and sound design by Alex Baranowski.

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Besides portraying Detective Jimmy McNulty in The Wire and the titular teacher Ben Butley, Dominic West has appeared in stage productions Life is a Dream (Donmar Warehouse), Rock ‘n’ Roll (Duke of York’s Theatre), The Voysey Inheritance (National), As You Like It (Wyndham’s Theatre), Design for Living (Broadway), The Country Wife (Crucible Theatre) and The Seagull (Old Vic). Simon Gray's Butley opened at the Duchess on 6 June (previews from 31 May) following a short run in Brighton.

West’s screen credits include The Awakening, Johnny English Reborn, Centurion, 300, Hannibal Rising, The Forgotten, Mona Lisa Smile and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and has appeared on television in Appropriate Adult, The Hour, The Devil’s Whore and Nicholas Nickleby.

Peters' theatre credits include Porgy and Bess (Savoy Theatre), Simply Heavenly (Trafalgar Studios), Mourning Becomes Electra, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre), The Iceman Cometh (Almeida Theatre and on Broadway), Chicago (West End and on Broadway), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Shaftesbury Theatre) and last year’s revival of Five Guys Named Moe at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Peters’ television work includes Treme, Damages, The Corner, Jonathan Creek, Medics and Masculine Ending and his film credits include Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Freedomland, Gulliver’s Travels, Valediction, Endgame, Marley and Me and Notting Hill.

- Matt Hannigan