Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Adrian Lester plays the title role, with Rory Kinnear as Iago; the cast also includes Jonathan Bailey (Cassio), William Chubb, Lyndsey Marshal (Emilia), Tom Robertson, Nick Sampson and Olivia Vinall (Desdemona).
Othello, newly married to Desdemona who is half his age, is appointed leader of a military operation to defend Cyprus from the Turks. Iago, his ensign, passed over for promotion in favour of young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.
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