The production team are delighted to see Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances of Othello sold out, with 95 tickets selling online and – based on yesterday’s turnout – a further 50 per night being sold on the door. The culmination of a successful marketing campaign – where the team learned the central importance of continuously streaming images of rehearsals, preparations and production to the target audience – has transformed the Cathedral Garden into a true spectacle, with over a hundred people watching our cast play into the dusk. This is the first outdoor production that director-producer duo Luke Howarth and Andrew Hall have brought to fruition, and presented novel challenges too for the technical team Alex Grew and Mina Ebtehadj-Marquis. Nevertheless, the entire group is keen to work outdoors again in the future. In an exciting twist, the production was delighted to be joined by Shakespeare veteran Jeremy Irons in the audience for their closing night, his praise a fine reward for the hard work of the eleven-strong cast.