Thursday 23 February – Saturday 22 April 2017
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
|Fixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £15 – £48 | Premium Tickets: £62||Approx. 2 hours 40 mins including an interval|
Musical Director / Vocalist
Please note: this production has now closed.
'O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains!'
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’.
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.
Exclusive events for our Members
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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