The cast are lounging backstage during the interval of their final Dress Rehearsal.
OTHELLO: This costume’s ruddy heavy!
CASSIO: You’re telling me – aren’t your boots really tight? I swear the stage lights just make them swell up.
DESDEMONA: My hair’s wilting, literally.
The DIRECTOR comes back with a plate of biscuits and everyone helps themselves, mumbling thanks through mouthfuls.
DIRECTOR: You’re doing brilliantly guys, you really are. Othello, that last soliloquy was perfect, and Cassio, upping the Fop Factor on those kisses was brilliant! But where are Roderigo and Iago?
OTHELLO: Putting the props backstage, they were the last ones on.
DIRECTOR: Make sure you leave something for them – remember Iago has allergies, so I have no idea which of these he can eat.
DESDEMONA: Nah, it’ll be fine. He’s not that st-
IAGO (bursting in through the door): Get me a blasted biscuit before I kill you all!
CASSIO: What on earth...
IAGO: I just walked into the bloomin’ pillar!
OTHELLO (slowly): You mean ... the ones behind the wings?
OTHELLO: The ones we pass every time we go on and off the stage, that you’ve never so much as brushed against before?
IAGO (irritably): Yes.
OTHELLO: (smirking) The ones we painted bright yellow to stop this happening?
IAGO: ... Just give me a bloody biscuit will you?