Direction and Choreography

National Youth Theatre present Frantic Assembly’s Othello

The Ambassadors Theatre, West End 

26th September – 8th December 2017

Written by William Shakespeare and adapted by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly

It’s been a privilege to direct this new version of Frantic’s adaptation of Othello with such an exciting young company of actors.


★★★★★  ‘This adaptation brings the text of “Othello” bang up to date. The direction, and particularly the choreography (and I use that word advisedly) was stunning’  London Theatre 1

★★★★★ ‘Simon Pittman’s direction has drawn out fantastic performances …This is a visceral, thought-provoking and accessible retelling of a great Shakespearean tragedy’ Broadway World

★★★★★  ‘vibrant, fast-moving and truly engaging’ Plays To See

★★★★  ‘Slick, visually arresting adaptation showcases a skilled and committed ensemble’  The Stage

★★★★  ‘I challenge anyone who thinks that Shakespeare is boring, irrelevant and incomprehensible to come and see this production, featuring the stars of the future, and then re evaluate’  Upstaged Arts

‘Vibrant and theatrically exciting… the succinct, fast paced two hour (including interval) piece is both riveting and profoundly shocking’  Sardines Magazine

This is a mating ground. A dog-eat-dog kind of place. And it’s about to kick off… In an exclusive collaboration, the National Youth Theatre are proud to present Frantic Assembly’s award-winning adaptation of Othello.

This electrifying take on Shakespeare’s thriller of paranoia, jealousy and murder takes a scalpel to 21st century Britain and will leave you breathless.

The production is National Youth Theatre’s first staging of Othello since it’s acclaimed 1995/1996 production starring Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role.