Othello, the Moorish general in the Venetian army, is a man destined for greatness. But his decision to promote a younger man over his deceitful ensign, Iago, soon has grievous implications. Brimming with bitter hatred, the racist Iago does not hesitate to ensure that the crash of Othello’s downfall sends tremors throughout the land.
The well-loved British comedian Lenny Henry has received widespread recognition and praise for his performance as Othello in this poignant BBC Drama production. The Daily Telegraph described the role as ‘demanding and exposed’ and commended the actor for his courage in making it his own. Conrad Nelson, who has appeared in Waterloo Road, Coronation Street and Casualty, plays the vicious antagonist, Iago, working alongside Henry to bring this gripping tragedy to life.
This unique dramatisation of William Shakespeare’s phenomenally popular play was first performed in front of audiences at the West Yorkshire Playhouse before eventually touring its way to London’s West End.
Now you have the opportunity to own Lenny Henry in Othello as a high quality BBC audio play, in CD audiobook format or as a downloadable MP3.
Prepare to be astonished by this powerful, exceptionally acted story of racism, jealousy and deception.