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Lass Productions bring football themed Othello to Northern Quarter, 22 September

Lass Productions swap Venice for Venezia FC with their take on the Bard's classic.

Shakespeare's classic tragedy Othello gets a modern makeover from Lass Productions later this month.

Othello is transported from the backstreets of Venice to the back-stabbing boardrooms of Venezia FC.

Othello
© Lass Productions

]nstead of being a General, Othello (George Olyunka) is the first black manager of the club whilst new foreign signing Cassio enrages centre back Iago (Liam Grunshaw). Emila (Morag Peacock) becomes the club's physio, and Bianca (Roisin McClusker) a wannabe WAG.

Taran Knight, Francene Turner, Eryl Lloyd Parry, Dru Jones and Vicky Burrows complete the cast under Michael Whittaker's direction.

This is the first piece from Lass Productions since the closure of the Lass O'Gowrie's studio theatre in 2014.

Friday 26 September sees a special schools and students' performance with an after-show Q&A and some of the cast have invited their old English teachers along to the show.

Othello runs from 22 - 29 September at Manchester's Gullivers in the Northern Quarter and you can view the video trailer here.

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