Othello (Queensland Theatre) [Brisbane]
Othello (Queensland Theatre) [Brisbane]

Event Information


Tuesday October 4, 2022
6:30 PM


Bille Brown Theatre
78 Montague Rd
South Brisbane , QLD 4101

Auslan Interpreter/s

Zane Hema & Megan Bytheway

Language/ Cultural Consultant


see note regarding ticket packages from Queensland Theatre

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Shakespeare’s most intimate tragedy lands in the Torres Strait.

Othello, William Shakespeare’s classic tale of jealousy, betrayal and revenge is thrillingly re-imagined by Jimi Bani and Jason Klarwein for its premiere 2021 season.

This tri-lingual (Kala Lagaw Ya, Yumpla Tok and English) production is set between Cairns and the Torres Strait, illuminating the vital role of the Torres Strait Light Infantry Battalion during World War II. More than 800 Torres Strait Islanders signed up to protect the northern tip of Australia, including Jimi Bani’s great grandfather, the late Ephraim Bani Snr and his grandfather, the late Solomon Gela.

Infusing the narrative of Othello with the historical setting of the battalion brings together two powerful artistic cultures — Shakespeare and Wagadagam — creating an utterly distinctive and electrifying theatre experience.

Please note: Ticket holders for the originally scheduled August season will be contacted directly by Ticketlink to arrange transfers to the November performances.



Auslan Ticket Deal = 4 x SHOWS for only $50.00 

Use this link here or contact the theatre on Email or Phone (see below)

Auslan interpreted performances on offer.

  • The Sunshine Club – Monday 18 July 2022 (at QPAC)
  • The Almighty Sometimes – Monday 22 August 2022
  • Othello – Monday 9 September 2022
  • First Casualty – Monday 21 November 2022

Auslan ticket bookings: 

  • EMAIL : ticketing team on sales@queenslandtheatre.com.au, please advise which show and number of tickets. You will then receive the instructions and how to pay.
  • PHONE :  Queensland Theatre Box Office , Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5.00pm , (07) 2102 7527

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