Part 1. A visual record of the preparations for the 1963 production of Othello by Unity Theatre at 1 Kent Terrace (now Bats Theatre), Wellington. This includes set painting, construction of the scenery and props, building of the stage, costume fittings. A dress rehearsal on an incomplete stage. The cast drinking tea and socialising back stage. Carpentry. Street lights on a rainy night. Elevated view of performance. Male members of the cast readying thems elves for a performance. Othello (David Crewes) blackens his face.
Part 2. Elevated views of the stage production. Lighting operator at his controls. Man at the box office of Unity Theatre, sign reads “Full House”. Poster for the 1963 Unity Theatre production of Othello. Men in discussion at the box office. Money is counted. Man relaxing in the [green room]. Woman smoking. Cast in a read through. Cast, including David Crewes, Josephine Knight, Barry Hill and Peter Vere-Jones, in standing read through. Further rehearsals. Young man construction model of the stage design. Costume rehearsals.