Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 22 June - 24 June 2022
Category Educational Theatre

Sport for Jove Theatre presents
By William Shakespeare

“O beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on…”

Othello, easily Shakespeare’s most relentless and tightly compressed drama, a dark, brooding thriller. A rare chance for students across NSW to see this masterpiece live.

This innovative production combines Sport for Jove’s trademark textual clarity and storytelling with a powerful cast and design – a remote military base in an occupied country where a trusted soldier will work away at the certainty of his commander like an irresistible tide.

Othello is saturated with references to water. Oceanic mystery is the poet’s chief imaginative device and source of metaphor in this study of marriage, love, sex, persuasion and the illusion of loyalty.

Venice, a city resting precariously on its own watery grave, and Cyprus, a frontier surrounded by enemies and a hostile ocean, are the battlefields upon which family, love, community, trust, ambition and jealousy are put under the severest trial.

Performance Warnings: 
This production contains coarse language, adult content, smoke haze, strobe lighting and loud noises. Please be aware that William Shakespeare’s Othello features domestic violence, suicide and issues of hate speech and racial vilification that may be triggering. For assistance or guidance if facing such issues in your life, contact All Together Now, Lifeline on 13 11 14, or 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).

Please note:
*1 teacher free per 10 students.

Riverside Theatres is a registered COVID Safe venue with the NSW Government. The health and safety of all Riverside patrons and staff is at the forefront of all our operations. Our policies are consistently reviewed and will be updated in line with NSW Health guidelines and advice. Please review our Conditions of Entry & Patron Safety page prior to attending Riverside Theatres for the most up-to-date information.

If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email boxoffice_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

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(Stages 5 – 6)

According to the exemption under the public health order (COVID 19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order (No 7) 2020 (NSW) under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW), issued on February 1 2021, organised groups who enter a premises as part of a school, child care, aged care or disability group are not required to provide the premises with contact details of every person in their group. This is subject to the following conditions:

  • It is duty of the group organiser (teacher or carer) to keep an electronic record of the entire group and their contact details for 28 days after the event.
  • The group organiser must provide the premises (Riverside Theatres) with at least two contacts to make available to NSW Health.

Curriculum Links and Resources
Download the Curriculum Links here: Othello Curriculum Links

Schools Bookings
1 teacher free for every 10 students booked.
For further information and to book please contact our Education Booking Coordinator on 02 8839 3308 or email education_riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or fill in our Schools Bookings Form here.

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Mandela Mathia | Othello
Damon Manns | Iago
Eloise Winestock | Desdemona
George Banders | Roderigo
Owen Little | Cassio
Ava Madon | Bianca/Soldier
Giles Gartell-Mills | Brabantino/Montano
Emily Taylor | Emelia/Duchess
Oliver Ryan | Soldier
Max Ryan | Soldier/Senator
Damien Ryan | Soldier/Senator


Director/Set Design | Damien Ryan
Lighting Designer | Martin Kinnane
Sound Design | Alex Lee-Rekers
Costume Designer | Jonathan Hindmarsh
Production Manager | Jamie Exworth
Stage Manager | Emma Patterson
Assistant Stage Manager | Caity Cowan & Lily Moody

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Dates and Times:

Friday 24 June 2022 at 7pm

Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 1pm – CANCELLED
Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 11:30am
Thursday 23 June 2022 at 11:30am
Friday 24 June 2022 at 11:30am


2 hours with no interval

There will be a Q&A after all school performances

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