Sat 27 Apr, 2024 - Sat 27 Apr, 2024

Becoming Othello

A personal, poignant and powerful story of perseverance, tragedy, triumph—and ultimately unconditional love.

Debra Ann Byrd presents a tour-de-force journey of living memoir in Becoming Othello.

This autobiographical solo show chronicles the trials and triumphs of Byrd’s life: her joy-filled and tumultuous youth growing up in Harlem, her experiences in foster care, her growth as a pregnant teen and single parent, her fateful encounter with a troupe of Shakespearean actors, navigating race and the classics, and ultimately her gender-flipped journey to playing Othello.


“Byrd has limitless charisma” – The Wall Street Journal

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Venue Space

Cockpit Theatre


I hour 40 min (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Tickets from: £14.00

Age Guidance

Suitable for 14+

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