Othello Tickets London Theatre

Othello Tickets

‘Then must you speak Of one that loved not wisely, but too well.’ Act V, scene 2

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The republic of Venice employs General Othello, a self-made man and a Moor, to defend its overseas territories against the Turks. As the Turkish threat gathers and Venetian forces are despatched to Cyprus, the love Othello holds for his new wife becomes a raging, uncontrollable torrent. Iago, a junior officer secretly enraged by Othello, exploits his General’s ambiguous position and ingenuous nature, driving him into a passionate and overpowering jealousy.

Othello is an all too human story; marked by the domestic intimacy of a chamber piece, it has the feel of a relentless Greek tragedy.

The wasteland of death may be both Iago’s goal and his harvest, but the stage belongs to Othello, a man who loved perhaps unwisely and too well.

Critic reviews

Sheila Atim’s Emilia is wasted in the earlier acts – her marriage to Iago is curiously under-explored — but the performance flares into glorious life later on

· The Independent

Mark Rylance and André Holland are excellent in this toxic masculinity-heavy take on Shakespeare’s tragedy

· Time Out

Plucky Rylance is the perfect monster

· The Times

Mark Rylance and André Holland get to heart of the play

· The Guardian

Mark Rylance’s Iago offers the essence of evil’s banality

· The Telegraph

A surprisingly fun take on Othello, with standout turns from Mark Rylance as Iago and Sheila Atim as Emilia

· The Stage

Mark Rylance returns to the Globe with a larky performance

· Evening Standard

Enjoyable moment to moment but never moving or revelatory

· WhatsOnStage
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Fri 20 Jul - Sat 13 Oct, 7.30pm & 2pm


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