Red Velvet

Red Velvet

Lolita Chakrabarti’s Olivier-nominated play: a thrilling re-imagination of Ira Aldridge, the first black actor to play Othello on the London stage.

Overview

'It's like being at a crossroads - a point of absolute, unequivocal change. It makes the blood rush.'

Covent Garden, 1833

Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing the title role in Othello. A young, black, American actor is asked to take over the role.

As the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audiences react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 14 Oct - Sat 19 Oct, 2pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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