Concert or Performance

20 Nov 2018 to 24 Nov 2018

Co-presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Te Rehia (New Zealand).

A bold and humorous Maori twist on the classic tragedy in which Te Reo, original prose and contemporary English come together.

Using traditional Maori masks this solo interpretation of Othello puts the spotlight on the characters Lago, Rodrigo, Othello and Desdemona and places them into the context of a war between tribes in precolonial New Zealand.

The adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Othello places the tale within a Te Ao Maori context and pares back the story to focus on three aspects, character, the core story line, driven by the characters very human motivations of revenge and deception and on finding the humour in this tragedy.

The spotlight is on the characters of Iago, Rodrigo, Othello and Desdemona who are explored physically through the Māori performance mask form Te Mata Kōkako o Rēhia.

In this adaptation the war setting is maintained as the backdrop for the story and is transposed onto a battle between two far flung iwi in a timeless Aotearoa.

Regan’s comedic improvisation engages audience in the mechanics of storytelling, brings the audience on the journey and makes Shakespeare’s work accessible for all.


Art & Culture Bar Birdwatching Carpark Disabled access available Walk


From AU$26.00

Event Times

20 Nov 2018 to 24 Nov 2018

Once Only Event



180 Hamersley Rd, Subiaco, 6008

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