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Lenny Henry Plays Othello

Synopsis
Radio documentary following stand-up comedian Lenny Henry as he prepares to take on the role of Othello for Barrie Rutter’s production of the play at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Covering coaching sessions and boot fittings to TV appearances and trips to Africa for Comic Relief, this audio diary documents the process of building performance and production, right up to the first night.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
20 Feb 2009 at 11:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Simon Elmes
Contributor
Lenny Henry

Additional Details

Theatre
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
actors; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rehearsals
Related items
Front Row [19/02/2009]
Othello

Notes

History
The stage production of Othello at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds premiered on 14 February 2009.
Reviews
Danny Scott interviews Lenny Henry on Othello and Shakespeare in ‘Will an Me’, Radio Times, 14-20 February 2009, pp. 116-117.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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