Thursday 23 August 2012 | By Andrew Bell
ED2012 Theatre Review: Othello – The Remix (Q Brothers, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Richard Jordan Productions and Pleasance)
‘Othello – The Remix’ is a sheer joy. Fusing Shakespeare’s tale of love and jealousy with modern day hip-hop, the show starts with a storming number that gets the staid Edinburgh audience throwing our hands in the air and just gets better from then on. With everything in hip-hop rhyme, ‘Othello – The Remix’ could get confusing, but the exceptionally talented cast carry us along with ease. Every line crackles with energy and wit, every scene fizzes with emotion and every song is a smash hit. There are no stand-out moments, but only because the entire show is such a knock out. Go and see it, right now. Now! Seriously, why are you still here? Go!
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 1.55pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Bell]