8 Hotels

Nicholas Wright(Nick Hern Books)

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Synopsis

Celebrated actor, singer and political campaigner Paul Robeson is touring the United States of America as Othello.

His Desdemona is the brilliant young actress Uta Hagen.

Her husband, the Broadway star José Ferrer, plays Iago.

The actors are all friends, but they are not all equals.

As the tour progresses, onstage passions and offstage lives begin to blur.

Revenge takes many forms and in post-war America it isn't always purely personal – it can be disturbingly political too.

Based on true events, Nicholas Wright's play <i>8 Hotels</i> was first staged at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, in 2019, in a production directed by Richard Eyre.

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