Othello adds extra Dubai Opera date by popular demand

The Shakespeare play will now be performed over four consecutive days

Dubai Opera has added another date to its run of Othello following a high demand for tickets.

The production, reimagined and directed by Richard Twyman, will now be performed over four consecutive days this month and tickets start at Dhs150.

Following a critically-acclaimed tour and London run, the play will be performed from Wednesday January 30 to Saturday February 2, with matinee and evening performances on Friday and Saturday.

A fifth performance is scheduled on Tuesday January 29 with ticket sales available exclusively for schools. It is the first time that Dubai Opera has hosted a play and it looks like it's going to be spectacular.

Written by English playwright William Shakespeare, Othello was first performed in 1604 but there have been hundreds of different interpretations since.

It is one of Shakespeare's most contemporary plays – a masterful depiction of a life torn apart by prejudice.

In the production, Venice – a western colonial power – employs the newly-married Othello to lead their army against an impending invasion.

In a society torn apart by discrimination and fear, Othello’s life quickly unravels. Manipulated by Iago, he turns on everything he holds dear.

Considering how popular it's already been at the box office, you'd best get your tickets as quickly as you can.
From Dhs150. Jan 30-Feb 2. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.