Last Friday, students from QMC Performing Arts were treated to a powerful and engaging performance of Shakespeare’s “Othello” by Frantic Assembly at The Lyric Hammersmith. The production, directed by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett, showcased the company’s unique physical theatre style, which brought the text to life in a visceral and dynamic way.
Frantic Assembly’s interpretation of “Othello” was a masterclass in storytelling through movement. The company’s use of broken glass and other materials to represent the poison and violence that consumed the characters was particularly effective. The choreography was intense and expressive, perfectly capturing the emotional turmoil of the characters.
The performance was made even more special for the QMC students, as they had the opportunity to meet Tom Gill, who played the role of Cassio in the production. Tom is an ex-student of Craig Horton, QMC’s specialist Dance teacher, and the students were able to gain valuable insights into the world of professional theatre from someone who had been in their shoes not too long ago.
Frantic Assembly is one of the most exciting theatre companies working today, and their production of “Othello” was a testament to their innovative and boundary-pushing approach to theatre. The QMC Performing Arts students were lucky to have the opportunity to experience this production, an unforgettable experience for all.