Open Air Theatre 2022: Othello

29 June 2022 (Wednesday)

As part of its Castle Tour 2022, the American Drama Groupe Europe performs "Othello" as a classical play by William Shakespeare in the castle's courtyard - in the original English language. 

Title: Othello
Language: English
Event organiser:

ADGE American Drama Group Europe (producer: Grantly Marshall)

Location: Castle courtyard, individual seating, seat reservation not possible.
Entrance: 18:00 hrs
Start: 19:00 hrs
Playing time: ca. 90 minutes
Break: yes, ca. 15 minutes
Catering: yes, in the castle's beer garden
Advance tickets: Online-Ticket-Portal Section Events
Adults: 30,00 €
Students: 15,00 €
Box office: Entrance castle courtyard
Adults: tba
Students: tba

Corona rules:
- Face mask recommendation, when a distance of 1,5 m is not possible, even open air.
- Face mask obligation in the public transport, so in the shuttle bus between parking lot and castle.

The shuttle bus comutes between parking lot P1 and the castle's entrance gate from 18:00 to 19:00 hrs and after the end of theatre for 30 minutes. Tickets for the shuttle bus are available from the bus driver (2,10 € one way or 3,50 € for up and down). In the shuttle bus you have to wear a face mask (FFP2/medical). Alternatively you can use the footpath (ca. 20 minutes uphill).

TIP: Even on warm summer days, the evenings can be coolish up at the Castle. We advise to come prepared with warm clothes/blankets/cushions. The event will take place in each case of weather. When it is raining we recommend to be prepared with a rain coat. Umbrellas are not allowed within the seating area because this would obstract the view of the other visitors.

NOTE: This event is organised and conducted by The American Drama Group (not by Hohenzollern Castle). Therefore, the regular ticket versions of Hohenzollern Castle (e.g. season card, free ticket, AlbCard, Schwarzwald Plus Karte etc.) are not valid for this event.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Stebbings
Musical score by Thomas Johnson

OTHELLO is perhaps Shakespeare's most perfect play. It is also one that resonates with particular force in today's troubled world. Paul Stebbings' production has beenseen around the globe, from Tokyo to Berlin and Costa Rica to China meeting with greatacclaim from both audiences and critics. The production is complimented by Thomas Johnson's powerful and emotional music, with live instruments and complex sung harmonies underscoring the action as in a film. The setting is historical as Shakespeare intended but the resonance and staging are contemporary.

The production explores the poetry and drama of the Bard at the height of his powers. This is Shakespeare illuminated rather than interpreted: a magnificent study of human frailty, a romance, amusical drama, at times even a comedy and surely one of the greatest tragedies everstaged.

OTHELLO arrives at Balmoral castle to celebrate the Jubilee of HRH Queen Elizabeth as part of a European wide tour of some fifty castles and palaces from Norway to France. The director, Paul Stebbings presence at Balmoral is apt as he was awarded anMBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours for his contribution to British Culture.

No touring company has performed more of Shakespeare’s major works to more people in more countries than TNT theatre (Produced by Grantly Marshall of ADGEurope).

The productions are marked by clear story telling, and many of the resourcesthat Shakespeare himself would have used: such as live music and simple staging. Theproductions feature a virtuoso acting ensemble who take multiple roles and combinephysical, musical and dramatic skills.

This is Shakespeare that is accessible to all, athrilling evening delivered by a top class company in an extraordinary setting to honoura Royal Jubilee.

ADG Europe presents TNT theatre at Balmoral Castle on June 10th 2022 in celebration of HRH Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee