Open my veins, pluck out my eyes there is no pain I do not deserve.
Zimbabwe 2008. The impending elections bring hope to a country left raw by oppression. Will Tsvangirai topple Mugabe? Otieno, a militia leader protecting a white farm under siege by Mugabe’s war veterans, secretly marries the white farmer’s daughter. But Otieno’s confidante Ian is sowing seeds of jealousy to destroy their love.
A contemporary rewriting of Shakespeare’s Othello from the company behind Blood Wedding. Set against the continuing deprivation of present-day Zimbabwe this visceral new play brings a brutal beauty to the well-known tragedy of violence and betrayal.
‘compelling and immediate’
The Stage on Blood Wedding
‘spirited and hugely likeable’
Time Out on Blood Wedding
‘perfect staging…absolutely superb’
Vanessa Redgrave on Metta’s Waiting at the Southbank Centre
Poppy Burton Morgan
Set & Lighting Designer