Othello (Queensland Theatre) [Brisbane]
Monday September 19, 2022 - 6:30 PM
Bille Brown Theatre
78 Montague Rd
South Brisbane , QLD 4101
see notes regarding ticket packages from Queensland Theatre
Zane Hema & Megan Bytheway
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy lands in the Torres Strait.
Othello, William Shakespeare’s classic tale of jealousy, betrayal and revenge is thrillingly re-imagined by Jimi Bani and Jason Klarwein for its premiere 2021 season.
This tri-lingual (Kala Lagaw Ya, Yumpla Tok and English) production is set between Cairns and the Torres Strait, illuminating the vital role of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion during World War II. More than 800 Torres Strait Islanders signed up to protect the northern tip of Australia, including Jimi Bani’s great grandfather, the late Ephraim Bani Snr and his grandfather, the late Solomon Gela.
Infusing the narrative of Othello with the historical setting of the battalion brings together two powerful artistic cultures — Shakespeare and Wagadagam — creating an utterly distinctive and electrifying theatre experience.
Please note: Ticket holders for the originally scheduled August season will be contacted directly by Ticketlink to arrange transfers to the November performances.
Queensland Theatre would like to extend an invitation to our Auslan Patrons to purchase 2022 Season Packages. This is a heavily subsidised package offer and is only available to patrons and their companion in need of the Auslan Interpretation Services.
Here is the list of Auslan interpreted performances on offer.
- Bernhardt/Hamlet – Monday 6 June 2022
- The Sunshine Club – Monday 18 July 2022 (at QPAC)
- The Almighty Sometimes – Monday 22 August 2022
- Othello – Monday 9 September 2022
- First Casualty – Monday 21 November 2022
- Robyn Archer – Monday 4 July 2022 (NOTE: this show is not part of the ticketing package below, tickets will be sold separately)
Updated package deal for Auslan interpreted shows! Click here for special price on 5 x show package.
If you have any questions regarding this package, please do not hesitate to contact Queensland Theatre.
PHONE: Queensland Theatre Box Office
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5.00pm
(07) 2102 7527