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National Youth Theatre present Frantic Assembly’s Othello

NYT REP West End Season


Written by William Shakespeare 
Adapted by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly
Directed by Simon Pittman


This is a mating ground. A dog-eat-dog kind of place.  And it’s about to kick off…
In an exclusive collaboration, the National Youth Theatre are proud to present Frantic Assembly’s award-winning adaptation of Othello.
This electrifying take on Shakespeare’s thriller of paranoia, jealousy and murder takes a scalpel to 21st century Britain and will leave you breathless. 
Directed by Simon Pittman (Associate Director, Frantic Assembly) and performed by the 2017 NYT REP Company, don’t miss your opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s classic text like never before.
The production is National Youth Theatre’s first staging of Othello since its acclaimed 1995/1996 production starring Chiwetel Ejiofor in the title role.  

Running time: 2 hours (including interval) 

Group & School bookings 

We offer discounts for groups and school groups over ten, and free tickets for educators (for every ten students)   

Matinee (2.30pm): £14/ticket, Evening (7.30pm): £17.50/ticket (previews £12)    

How to book for your group 

To make a group booking please download, and complete this form and return to boxoffice@theambassadorstheatre.co.uk  

The NYT REP Company 2017 


Amarah Jae St. Aubyn                 Curtis John Kemlo    


      Douglas Wood                        Eddie-Joe Robinson


    Elizabeth McCafferty                Jamie Rose           


      Jenny Walser                       Joanna McGibbon


        Leah Gaffey                             Leo Shirley                    


         Marc Benga                             Megan Burke                          


  Mohammed Mansaray                  Rebecca Hesketh-Smith


        Scott Oswald                       Rosella Doda

The Production Team

Director - Simon Pittman 
Adapted by - Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly
Set Design & Co-Costume Design - Laura Hopkins 

Access Guide

  • Patrons with specific access or seating requirements should book with the Box Office direct on 020 7395 5405. Bookings for specific seats should be made early to avoid disappointment. Bookings and enquiries can also be taken by email at access@theambassadorstheatre.co.uk.
  • The Ambassadors Theatre is located in West Street. It is situated next to the St Martin's Theatre and opposite the Ivy Restaurant. There is a small step into the foyer, where you will find the box office on the left. There are 26 steps down to the stalls auditorium and five up to the dress circle. All staircases have handrails and steps are highlighted.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are permitted in the auditorium and staff can dog sit by prior arrangement. Dogs will be looked after in the manager’s office. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.
  • Due to spatial restriction within the theatre, we are only able to accommodate wheelchair transfers. Patrons need to be able to transfer to one of our seats which have armrests. Our staff are always available to provide assistance and will store the wheelchair in the foyer during the performance, however they will not be permitted to lift patrons.
  • There are 19 steps up from the foyer to the circle bar and 26 steps down to the stalls bar. Drinks in plastic cups may be taken into the auditorium.
  • There is no adapted toilet.
  • Female toilets are located both 19 steps down the stairs to the stalls, and also up 26 steps from the foyer. Male toilets are up a flight of 8 steps from the foyer, and 26 steps down on the stalls level.
  • The nearest underground station is Leicester Square Station. For detailed travel planning information, please visit the Transport for London Journey Planner.
  • The nearest overground station is Charing Cross Station. For detailed travel planning information, please visit the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.
  • Nearby bus stops on Charing Cross Rd, serviced by the following buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176 For detailed travel planning information, please visit the Transport for London Journey Planner.
  • The Q-Park Car Park in Newport Place offers a 50% discount to theatregoers on production of a properly validated parking ticket and theatre ticket. Tickets may be validated by the box office.

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