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‘Scorching and superb’
WhatsOnStage

4 Stars
‘Thrives on the [Playhouse’s] darkness
Independent

4 Stars
‘Urgent, eloquent staging...powerful and revealing’
Financial Times

4 Stars
‘Dark feminist energy...furiously smart’
Time Out

4 Stars
‘Blisteringly good, female-focused staging of Shakespeare’s tragedy
The Stage

4 Stars
‘Stirring performances...a truly memorable experience
Broadway World

4 Stars
‘A haunting dialogue between the past and present’
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Thursday 23 February – Saturday 22 April 2017

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets Running Time
Fixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £15 – £48 | Premium Tickets: £62 Approx. 2 hours 40 mins including an interval
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Creatives


Writer
William Shakespeare

Director
Ellen McDougall

Dramaturg
Joel Horwood 

Designer
Fly Davis 

Composer
Orlando Gough 

Movement Director
Ayse Tashkiran 

Cast


Nadia Albina
Bianca 

Natasha Cowley
Ensemble 

Kurt Egyiawan
Othello

Ashley Gayle
Ensemble 

Jon Foster
Brabantio 

Peter Hobday
Roderigo 

Joanna Horton
Cassio

Natalie Klamar
Desdemona

Sam Spruell
Iago

Thalissa Teixeira
Emilia

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Musicians


Jeremy Avis
Musical Director / Vocalist

Peter Brathwaite
Vocalist

Joyce Moholoagae
Vocalist

Malinda Parris
Vocalist 

'O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!'

Synopsis


Othello is a successful and celebrated hero. He lives in a world that seems to be tolerant, but when he marries his love, Desdemona, his best friend Iago helps to turn Othello into an object of envy and mistrust. So-called tolerance becomes thinly veiled prejudice as Iago rewrites the narrative of the world and people are quickly reduced to fixed gender and racial ‘types’.

Background


Fast-moving and devastating, Othello is one of Shakespeare’s most atmospheric and affecting plays. Shakespeare concocts a poisonous cocktail that reveals how fear and jealousy can destroy the most intelligent minds and the purest of loves.

Ellen McDougall’s production explores the boundaries of time and context, moving between its Jacobean origins and the current world, considering how Shakespeare’s 400 year old play is terrifyingly relevant to the world we live in today.

Please note: this production contains strobe lighting.

Sold out performances


Some performances are now sold out. Any returned tickets are sold in order to a returns queue which will start approximately 90 minutes before each performance. Only cash will be accepted. The returns queue will be formed by the main foyer entrance. We cannot guarantee that there will be any returned tickets for any performance.

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Othello cast members share their experience of working at the Globe and backstage secrets in these Q&A sessions.

Thursday 6 April 2017

Time: 15 mins after the matinee performance
Venue: Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Tickets: £3, including a glass of wine/soft drink

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