Christopher Smart / Othello

Christopher Smart is touring the UK with The Pantaloons in their production of Othello from September to November 

“What did thy song bode, lady?

Hark, canst thou hear me? I will play the swan,

And die in music…”

It’s stormy outside. In here, tensions are simmering. As a touring swing band gather for their next performance, malevolent trickster Iago begins to sow the seeds of mistrust.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons relocate Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of jealousy and deception to a jazz-age setting, with live music, intense drama, and more than a hint of their own inimitable brand of theatrical mischief.