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Othello in London

Enter the intimate confines of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as Shakespeare’s blistering tragedy, Othello, is laid bare by candlelight this winter.

Othello, the General. Othello, the hero. Othello, the husband.

Othello, the Black man.

Praised by everyone, Othello has carved a successful career for himself. Until one man’s unrestrained jealousy and deceitful manipulation starts a fire that corrodes not only Othello’s reputation, but his own sanity as well.

Othello, the target. Othello, the enemy. Othello, the murderer.

Following 2021’s Romeo & Juliet (★★★★ ‘bold, clever, energetic’, The Guardian) in the Globe Theatre, Director Ola Ince debuts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with Shakespeare’s confronting look at the destructive impact of racism that asks: How do we respond to Black success? And what does it mean for accomplished Black men to be torn down by the society that initially lauded them?

Othello is part of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th anniversary season.

But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at: I am not what I am. Act I, scene 1

Assisted Performances:

Audio-Described - Saturday 24 February matinee and Saturday 16 March matinee

Captioned - Thursday 8 February matinee and Saturday 9 March evening

Relaxed - Thursday 22 February evening and Wednesday 3 April matinee

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Othello Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 13 April 2024

  • Running time:

    3hr (incl. interval)

  • Age restrictions

    Anyone under the age of 3 can attend any production for free and they do not require a ticket. Those over 3 years old will require a paid ticket. Some plays, however, do contain adult themes and might not be suitable for younger children.

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    Content Warning: The play contains themes of domestic abuse, misogyny, anti-black racism and offensive language. The play also contains violence, including murder and suicide.

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mixed up metaphorical mayhem

Trying to shoehorn a race thing with a police theme seems a hands down for Othello, however, the early police story seemed to be lost in the other canon story, the descent into jealousy driven madness. The influence of Iago however was totally diminished, (I say this having rewatched the Sir Ian Mckellen performance as Iago). He is now a minor character whilst the actor (I should say actors) interpretation of Othello takes centre stage and misfires all over the place. I enjoyed the strangeness and accuracy of Othello's 'dance partner' although it seems that an actor acts those parts rather than have an extra (all be it stunningly performed if dance theatre is your thing), it must feel emasculating- Othello? -Whose whole existence was always about his power and control, is now de-masculine, who'd have thunk it? Idris Elba style cop needs someone to dance his emotional turmoil. (if there is a 'sameness' then costumers should really give him the same watch, or 'a watch' for the pedants. The theme of police seemed to drop away with the exit of Desdemona's father and although a fun evening (if you like to sit, or stand in the insular world of the playhouse), it always seemed half-hearted. neither a modern police retrospective or a study on the intricacies of envy, jealousy and the foolishness that is brought by love. Othello didn't love Desdemona, there was no reasoning as to why he should and equally why Desdemona should love him back, (other that the 's.e.x thing) Iago had no reason to hate Othello, it was just accepted that he did not a 'police thing' apparently, off stage- off scene. not a race thing that one might throw at the first act, never to be shoehorned in anywhere else. If you're throwing in modern references like 'Chelsea girl'-mixing your Shakespeare-its not Romeo and Juliet' It made the pleasurable and possibly 'play saving' introduction of a 'deliveroo' all the more welcoming. Meanwhile the candles rise and fall for no apparent reason, if only to prove to the plethora of American Tourists that they do and that is how Shakespeare meant it. One wishes for someone to be chased by a bear.

Reviewed on 15 April 2024 by , Croydon, United Kingdom

Superb acting, setting and directing

Reviewed on 19 March 2024 by , Walthamstow, United Kingdom

Please note the reviews below are from an old production of Othello.

Bleak and joyless staging, left at the interval

Reviewed on 05 January 2023 by , Harefield, United Kingdom

Great acting from all cast. ?

Reviewed on 28 December 2022 by , South Croydon, United Kingdom

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