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The Reader Organsiation pips Crucible to Wire Star Bardom

Written by The Reader, 27th May 2011

Shakespeare’s Othello will take to the stage at Sheffield's Crucible in September. Directed by Daniel Evan, this major revival includes The Wire stars Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon) as Othello and Sheffield-born Dominic West (Jimmy McNulty) as Iago.

This, for all fans of The Wire, Shakespeare and, well, anything-that-will-almost-certainly-be-brilliant, is a very exciting prospect but it's not the first time The Bard and The Wire have come together...

Cast your minds back 11 and a half months and you might remember that Sonja Sohn (The Wire's Kima Greggs), paid us a visit to read the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet, as part of our Merseyside Community Theatre project.

Sonja Sohn in Liverpool with her Romeo (Steve McGowan)

You can see her in action on Channel Four News by clicking here.

2 thoughts on “The Reader Organsiation pips Crucible to Wire Star Bardom

Helen Gilbert says:

Hi there,
Does anyone know when tickets will go on sale? I really cannot miss this – partner loves The Wire and I love Othello!

Jen says:

Sheffield Theatres’ autumn season goes on sale to the public from Saturday 18 June. Tickets are available through the Box Office in person and over the phone from 9.30am. This season, it is also possible to select seats in the Lyceum and Crucible auditoria when booking online at

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