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?
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at: I am not what I am.
– Act I, scene 1
Othello is part of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season.
Content guidance: The play contains themes of domestic abuse, misogyny, anti-black racism and offensive language. The play also contains violence, including murder and suicide. Please contact the ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or [email protected] if you would like further details on the play’s content.
Galleries (Seating) £62 – £25
This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Running time TBC
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Photography Credit: By Pip
Art Direction: Irene Omodeo Zorini
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