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Othello: A Woman’s Story

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  • Start Date

    Dec 10 2019
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  • Duration

    2 hr 20min

Just when you thought you’ve seen the last of the prisoners of Cell Block C, the all female cast of Othello: A Woman’s Story returns, and this time they are at the Artscape Arena.

What to expect: For the first time in South Africa, Mish Mash Media Productions staged an all female cast of William Shakespeare’s Othello in 2018. Now these women are back, feistier than ever and ready to show you what a modern day Shakespeare is all about. People continue to struggle with insecurities around race, sexism and spousal abuse, not just in South Africa, but all over the world. By setting the play in modern times, while staying true to the original text, we hope to expose this irony.

Othello: A Woman’s Story highlights our primal selves, where the prison setting captures the darkest and purest sides of the human condition. You will find same-sex relationships, inner turmoil and power struggles, violence and more. Get ready for drama, thrills and unexpected twists and turns. This is Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before.

PG 16


10 December, 2019 / 7:30 pm
21 December, 2019 / 10:00 pm
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Underground Parking

The underground municipal car park linked to Artscape is open for public parking from 17:00 on weekdays and an hour before the starting time of shows on weekends. It closes at 24:00. The parking fee is R24.00 and R15.00 for pensioners.

Wheelchair Access

Limited facilities for wheelchairs areavailable in the Opera House and Theatre in accordance with safety regulations. Wheelchair seats can be booked at the Artscape Box Office, at any Computicket outlet, or through the Computicket call centre. Please note that the Arena is not wheelchair friendly. Toilets for wheelchair-bound patrons aresituated in the Marble and Chandelier Foyers of the Opera House and on the lower level of the Theatre Foyer. Limited parking bays are available for bona fide Disabled Parking Disc Holders in the tunnel area opposite the Stage Door entrance, and in the staff parking area. A drop-off facility is available in the tunnel area for patrons who have difficulty walking. Prior arrangements in all regards should be made with the Theatre Manager.


Disable Parking and Wheelchairs are available on site but should be pre-booked by contacting Artscape Dial-a-seat on 021 421 7695