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A special Festival work this October
Desdemona
Roslyn Packer Theatre (formerly Sydney Theatre)
22 Hickson Road
(Opposite Pier 6/7) Walsh Bay
Duration: 2 hours, no interval
23 & 24 October 2015 at 8pm
25 October 2015 at 2pm
Premium: $129
A Res: $109/$98
B Reserve: $85/$77

Tickets on sale 10am Thursday 6 August 2015
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TEXT BY TONI MORRISON
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY ROKIA TRAORE
DIRECTOR PETER SELLARS
“A ritual of spellbinding beauty”
LA Times

We are launching our 40th celebrations with a special work this October.

The story of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello is re-imagined by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer songwriter Rokia Traoré and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars, featuring actress Tina Benko.

Desdemona is the most fiery angel in Shakespeare's creation­ - a radiant and radical woman of independence, courage,and love. Toni Morrison reveals secrets in Othello that will change forever our reading of the play.

In a time outside of time we discover the other African in Shakespeare's play - Barbary, the maid who raised Desdemona on African stories and songs,embodied by Rokia Traoré.

As women's voices fill the night air, we are in an intimate, theatrical séance. Words and music move across continents and centuries, connecting Elizabethan England to the Courts of Timbuktu to the future of the human race on this earth.

Join us for this unique show marking the beginning of our celebrations for our 40th Sydney Festival.

Artist Talk
25 October at 4.30pm
Rokia Traoré and Peter Sellars in conversation with Robyn Archer.
Free. All welcome.

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