IN PICTURES: CATCH MY SOUL

1969 – 2016

The London version of Catch My Soul, Jack Good’s rock musical loosely adapted from Shakespeare’s Othello, opened at the Roundhouse in 1969.

An exuberant and imaginative mixture of original Shakespearean dialogue and pulsating sixties rock music, the production was certainly a memorable one:

I first went to the Roundhouse and saw a show called Catch My Soul which was a musical based on Shakespeare’s Othello. It was winter time and the Roundhouse had only been roughly converted – it was a very exciting building and so different from the then very conventional theatres of London. The show was particularly exciting because I had fairly recently studied the play in close detail for A-Level. – Robert Sumerling, audience member

 

Poster for Catch my Soul, The Rock Othello. 1969

Credit: Roundhouse poster collection, under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Catch my Soul, The Rock Othello. 1969

Credit: Douglas H Jeffery © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Catch my Soul, The Rock Othello. 1969

Credit: Douglas H Jeffery © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Catch my Soul, The Rock Othello. 1969

Credit: Douglas H Jeffery © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Catch my Soul, the Rock Othello. 1969

Credit: Douglas H Jeffery © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Final scene from Catch my Soul, the Rock Othello. 1969

Credit: Douglas H Jeffery © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, under the Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

By Emily Kerr (Roundhouse Employee and Graphic Designer)

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