Othello Tickets London Theatre

Othello Tickets

4.3 (7) · ShakespeareClassic Drama

Farewell the tranquil mind.

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“Giles Terera—most recently seen at the NT in the blistering Blues for an Alabama Sky—takes the title role in Clint Dyer’s revival of Shakespeare’s play. Terera plays a black man who has succeeded and risen to become a general in a white world. But can he maintain his standing when he marries across the racial divide, and some are determined to bring him down? Rosy McEwen plays Desdemona, the wife he marries in secret, and Paul Hilton is the comrade in arms who is determined to bring Othello down. It’s the first of two Othellos in London over the next couple of months with Frantic Assembly’s acclaimed touring version arriving at the Lyric Hammersmith in January.”
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Overview

A bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status but stifled by its expectations. A refugee of slavery; having risen to the top of a white world, he finds that love across racial lines has a cost. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide.

Clint Dyer (Death of England: Parts 1, 2 and 3; Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical) directs an extraordinary new vision for one of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies, with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Death of England: Face to Face), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist) and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

Critic reviews

Modern, emotive, and very powerful while still being rooted in the original text

· West End Wilma

An extraordinary performance at the heart of a revelatory and relevant production

· WhatsOnStage

Strong and satisfyingly dramatic rendition of Othello that has a lot to say

· The Upcoming

An exceptional cast

· Everything Theatre

Clint Dyer makes this tragedy feel utterly new

· The Guardian

Giles Terera is a superb and mercurial actor, one of our finest

· Evening Standard

More horribly heartbreaking than ever

· The Independent

As a visceral piece of theatre, it grabs you by the throat and shakes and shakes until you submit

· The Times

Horribly gripping production

· Time Out

A frenetic pace keeps the production punchy and aerodynamic

· Broadway World

A laudably ambitious production

· The Arts Desk

Opposite Giles Terera’s dynamic yet vulnerable Othello, Rosy McEwen’s forthright Desdemona is a revelation

· The Observer

Potently intelligent, intermittently effective landmark Shakespeare staging

· The Stage

Fleet, potent and makes strides for diversity

· The Telegraph
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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 23 Nov 2022 - Sat 21 Jan 2023, 2pm & 7.30pm

Captioned: Wed14 Dec, 2pm & Fri 20 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Audio-described & Touch Tour: Wed 21 Dec, 12.30pm & Sat 14 Jan 2023, 12.30pm
Relaxed Environment: Wed 28 Dec, 2pm
BSL: Thu 12 Jan 2023, 7.30pm
Smart caption glasses available for performances from Sat 3 Dec, 7.30pm

Venue

South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
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