Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Othello Press Night (2007)

December 4, 2007: 

The cast of Donmar Warehouse's Othello celebrated their Press Night with an after party at One Aldwych in London. More than a decade later this still holds up as one of the greatest theatre casts ever assembled with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ewan McGregor, Kelly Reilly, Tom Hiddleston, Michelle Fairley, and more. The play was also directed by the theatre legend, Michael Grandage. 

Tom brought along a very special lady, his mum

Tom was also pictured with British MP Diane Abbott who was historically elected as the first Black Woman in the House of Commons. 

The entire 12-week run of the show sold out in one day (and this was pre-Hiddlestoners). Critics gave the show and the individual performances rave reviews. Chiwetel went on to win the Olivier Award for Best Actor and Tom was nominated for Best Newcomer (he ended up losing to himself and won for Cymbeline instead). 

The show was impactful in other ways too as Ewan would go on to eventually introduce Tom to the Unicef UK team! 



I can't see much of Tom's suit to identify it but Tom was wearing a floral Liberty of London tie. The tie made another appearance in 2010 at the Sandown Park Racecourse


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