Othello By William Shakespeare - presented by SISATA

Coming 2017

A Radical re-imagining

Set AGAINST A BACKDROP OF the 1980S, HIP HOP CULTURE AND DRAWn FROM THE LIFE AND WORK OF ARTIST JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

Shakespeare's Othello

Adapted and Directed by Charmaine K Parkin

Dorset born SISATA present Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ in a bold, bright and brilliant explosion of a performance, giving you a feast for all your senses.

In a fast-paced telling of jealousy, love and ambition, four actors play multiple roles in this masterful debate on the human condition.

SISATA’s mission is to bring engaging and interactive performances of classic stories accessibly to modern audiences, highlighting the timeless issues that are presented.

Bursting with energy and sincerity, in true SISATA style, there will still be laughter and song to tie together this extraordinary play.

Poster design by Miroslav Lucan of LucanArt

Cast and Creatives

Alessandro Babalola

Othello

Alessandro trained at the Arts University Bournemouth, where he played Oberon in ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’ and the Man of Law in ‘Canterbury Tales’. He performed with Total Insight Theatre Company in ‘Olaudah Equiano the Enslaved African’ at the Edinburgh Fringe and Victoria House in London. He starred in ‘Whistleblower: The Story of Edward Snowden’ at the Waterloo Theatre, which was nominated for two Off-West End Awards. Alessandro has toured ‘The J.C. Legacy’ for BOK Theatre, playing the Olympic legend Jesse Owens and took on the title role in ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ for Doppelganger Productions.

Amelia Gardham

Cassio/Minister/Desdemona

Amelia graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth. She has played the eccentric role of Henri Wotton in Doppelganger Productions’ ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and performed in ‘Canvas’ as part of ‘Circling the Square’ by Juno Theatre. Her screen-acting work includes appearing in FilmBourne Productions’ ‘Venus and Adonis’, ‘And Counting...’ and ‘The Wife’, the latter being entered into film festivals around Europe. She has also appeared in a 70's-style short film by Monica G Carter titled: ‘Like We Used To’, as well as ‘16’ by Lucid Productions, which is currently being featured in the Crystal Palace and Berlin Film festivals.

Anna Newcome

Brabantia/Emilia/Montanio

Anna trained at The Oxford School of Drama (MTFC) and City Lit. Her theatre credits include: Bex Kenworthy in ‘The God Particle’ by James Cary; Flo Armitage in ‘Survival of the Fittest’, Lippy Theatre; Mary Slowman in ‘The Thomas Clifford Show’, Selah Theatre Company; Basel Hallwood in ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, Doppelganger Productions; Cecily Cardew in ‘The Importance of being Earnest’, Dramatic Productions and Marterio in ‘The House of Barnarda Alba’, City Lit Rep Company. Films include: Rose in ‘Room to Let’, Moving Culture Films and Alice in ‘The Rebel, The Soldier and The Outcast’, Distinct Films.

Robert Wallis

Iago/Clown

Robert graduated in Acting from Arts University Bournemouth. His Theatre credits include: William Dobbin (‘Vanity Fair’), Edwards (‘Blue Stockings’), Benedick (‘Much Ado About Nothing’), Celian/Philip (Nee Celia/Phebe, ‘As You Like It’) Alec d'Urberville/Jack Durbeyfield, (‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles’). He is also a regular performer and workshop leader with BOK Theatre, SISATA’s sister company. Robert also has a wealth of comedy experience, developing his own solo clown show entitled 'Unto the Britch'. This production of ‘Othello’ marks Robert’s fourth consecutive year with SISATA.

Charmaine K Parkin

Director

Charmaine graduated from the Acting and Contemporary Theatre, East 15. She created BOK Theatre and SISATA, for which she has directed four Shakespeare plays. Last year she adapted and directed ‘Tess of the d'Urbervilles’ which appeared in the Theatre Fest West before touring across the South, including settings linked to the novel. For Doppelganger Productions she has directed ‘The Murder Wife’, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, ‘The Weevil in the Biscuit’ and ‘HAP’. She directed ‘Macbeth 2070’ for Dramatic Productions, an international tour of ‘Sticks and Stones’ for Germany’s White Horse Theatre and a new writing piece for Juno Theatre.

2017 Tour

12th & 13th MAY

15th May

20th MAY

Bournemouth

27th MAY

Mowlem Theatre, Swanage

29th - 31st May

Royal William Yard

3rd June

Old Sarum, Salisbury

8th June

10th June

Verwood Hub

11th June

D'Urberville Centre, Wool

12th June

Caversham Court Gardens, Reading

13th & 14th June

Highdown Gardens, Worthing

22nd - 24th June

Clapham, London

1st July

Wimborne, Dorset

2nd JuLY

Romsey, Hampshire

7th - 9th JULY

Lewes Castle, East Sussex

12th - 15th July

July 16th

Rottingdean Terraces

20th July

Pentridge, Dorset

21st & 22nd July

Max Gate, Dorchester

23rd July

Edmondsham House and Gardens

More dates and Ticket information coming soon

In January 2017 an R&D took place

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Credits:

Richard Budd

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