Hello, The Hell: Othello

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (theatre, physical theatre)

  • Assembly Rooms - Ballroom
  • 13:40
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Korea, Republic Of
  • Group: Creative Jakhwa / Korean Season presented by AtoBiz Ltd
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Millions of years after Othello killed Desdemona, Othello and Iago are living an endless, repetitive life in Hell. Punished for the sin of the past with recurring, relentless nightmares whenever they close their eyes, their bodies fade a little more each day. Until one day, Iago realises how to escape their terrible predicament. Hello the Hell: Othello by Jakhwa Creations, is inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy and newly interpreted to focus on the afterlife of the characters, recreated with a fresh narrative and creative physical theatre.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is lift access into the performance space. If not taking the lift there are 23 steps into the venue.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Marc Pimbert 45 days ago

Brilliant! This was a stunning, beautifully performed, gripping piece of physical theatre. Superb acting and staging.
It is by far one of the best things we’ve seen at the Fringe.
We loved it. Thank you!

Neil 50 days ago

I enjoyed this for what it was: a character study on the 3 main characters of Othello, taking place after the end of the original play. The story was told with an interesting mix of theatre and dance, all performed on an incredible set design. Would recommend for anyone who enjoys the original play.

Tobias 52 days ago

A captivating, visually stunning piece with forceful acting. The Korean actors chose to still perform in Korean, with the original Shakespeare era text displayed high above the stage (with the third line of text unfortunately often invisible due to stage implements) but even for non native English speakers the meaning of the scenes is still quite clear (and the Korean is a lot more colloquial and approachable than the Shakespearean original). The large space in a beautiful venue perfects the experience.

Jennifer Ortega 55 days ago

Absolutely stunning, beautiful and haunting. A story about what hell would be like if you murdered your wife in a jealous rage and the demons took you to hell. The music and set design are eerie and powerful. The actors physical movements eloquently conveyed the anguish of Desdemona and Othello. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for creating a beautiful theater piece.

Loretta Hope 56 days ago

This performance is visually stunning and very dynamic. The imagery and choreography is beautiful and the lighting and music is fantastic.

Dee Tee 57 days ago

Beautifully staged, intense and dynamic.

This would be visually enthralling for anyone, whether familiar with the Shakespeare or not, but is both satisfying and revelatory for those who do know the original play.

Note : in Korean with English surtitles.

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Scottish Field (5/5 stars) 40 days ago

My favourite production of the Fringe so far.

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

A treat for those who love serious international theatre.

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The Stage (3/5 stars) 47 days ago


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North West End UK (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

elegant, entrancing and thought-provoking.

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The Student (4.5/5 stars) 53 days ago

If you want to be transported for an hour, out of the bustle and chaos of the Fringe Festival and into the vivid world of a Shakespearean afterlife, I highly recommend giving this a go.

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