Frantic Assembly announces plans for 2022 including a production of Othello

The upcoming season of Frantic Assembly will include a revisited production of Othello and a thrilling new take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis. They will also launch the Frantic Assembly STUDIO, a innovative new digital ressource platform for teaching drama in secondary schools.

Shakespeare’s OTHELLO

This autumn, Frantic Assembly will tour its award-winning and electrifying take on Shakespeare’s tragedy of paranoia, sex and murder.  As relevant today as it ever was, Othello exposes the tension, fear and paranoia buried beneath the veneer of our relationships and how easily that can be maliciously exploited.

Kicking off at Curve Leicester from 19 September, the tour will visit Liverpool Playhouse, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Theatre Royal York, Yvonne Arnaud Guildford, Oxford Playhouse, The Lowry Salford Quays, MAST Mayflower Studios Southampton and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre London.

Othello is directed by Scott Graham, designed by Laura Hopkins, with lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Gareth Fry, music by Hybrid and casting by Will Burton CDG.

Kafka’s METAMORPHOSIS

Frantic Assembly takes this iconic novella, with all its twisted physicality and heartbreaking family dynamic and promises a thrilling, powerhouse re-telling. Exploring the devastation of waking to find yourself, in the eyes of others, hideously transformed, Metamorphosis is both timely and timeless. Directed by Scott Graham, Metamorphosis is a co-production with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Curve Theatre Leicester, MAST Mayflower Studios, Southampton and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London and will tour the UK in Autumn 2023.  More details to be announced soon.

Frantic Assembly STUDIO

Frantic Assembly STUDIO will launch in the UK in summer 2022, ready for the start of the academic year in September.  Schools can find out more and register their interest to subscribe at www.franticassembly.co.uk. Frantic Assembly STUDIO is a brand-new online subscription platform designed to support teachers and students in the study of contemporary theatre-making and, in particular, the Frantic Method, Frantic Assembly’s celebrated approach to collaborative and physical theatre making.

Frantic Assembly STUDIO will house extensive filmed and written resources including workshop formats, warm-up exercises, creative tools and exercises, masterclasses and interviews with leading practitioners and creative artists.

Scott Graham, co-founder and Artistic Director says:

“The Frantic Assembly STUDIO is a really exciting opportunity to bring the drama studio and the realities of the professional rehearsal room closer together. It is vital that our worlds stay relevant to each other and can continue to inspire each other. As well as providing an unparalleled insight into the Frantic Method, I want to give teachers access to the convictions and doubts in the minds of contemporary theatre makers. This is all a crucial part of the creative process, and it is seldom shared. Our ambition is that Frantic Assembly STUDIO encourages and empowers creativity for both teachers and students.”

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