Othello (National Theatre)
Othello (National Theatre)

Othello (National Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(18 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Great staging

About the Show

Giles Terera and Rosy McEwen star in Clint Dyer's adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy.

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Member Reviews (18)

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104 Reviews | 11 Followers
Disappointing, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you want a relatively well acted Othello, that treads old ground, presenting itself with little nuance for a little too long.

Don't see it if you want to see a play that offers more than the source material laid bare. Read more

117 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great singing, Confusing, Dated, Great acting, Epic

See it if You want to see a good staging of a classic play.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Shakespeare - or dont want something you really need to concentrate on

74 Reviews | 6 Followers
Relevant, Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if a potential oliver nominated show with great acting and relevance is your thing

Don't see it if you prefer traditional Shakespeare

69 Reviews | 6 Followers
Slow, Great lighting, Great sound

See it if You know the play REALLY well

Don't see it if You have even a vague idea of what’s going on. Read more

34 Reviews | 2 Followers
Dated, Stylish, Great writing

See it if You like Othello.

Don't see it if You don't like wordy plays.

30 Reviews | 0 Followers
Profound, Intense, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You love Shakespeare and GILES!

Don't see it if You want a fast, fast show.

25 Reviews | 1 Follower
Ambitious, Intense, Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if you're keen on modern takes on Shakespeare; this interpretation uncovers fresh layers to the text

Don't see it if you prefer literal stagings of the Bard's work, or if you like happy endings lol Read more

14 Reviews | 1 Follower
Relevant, Emotional, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You like astonishingly fantastic acting from all cast members. Emotion provoking monologues. Minimalistic sets and staging.

Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare being slightly modernised. The chemistry between Othello and Desdemona was just lacking, for me. Read more

Critic Reviews (7)

Time Out London
December 1st, 2022

"Terera’s 'Othello' is pretty resilient. But his resilience is like a seawall – once it’s breached, it’s breached."
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The London Evening Standard
December 1st, 2022

"Almost everything in Clint Dyer’s production is harsh and stark."
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 1st, 2022

"For all its over-arching ingenuity, I found the ambience too remorselessly gloomy and divorced from tangible social context."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 1st, 2022

"It remains highly watchable and well-paced with good supporting performances...This is an Othello which feels unlike any other, its central figure a villain not a hero – a cleaning up of the play, indeed."
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November 30th, 2022

"It's an intense collapse, riding Shakespeare's language to find his own meanings, an extraordinary performance at the heart of a revelatory and relevant production."
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The Stage (UK)
December 2nd, 2022

"Whatever its flaws, these are potent moments in an 'Othello' that is not only important, but long, long overdue."
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The Independent (UK)
December 1st, 2022

"Dyer’s production has a quality that suggests it will quickly become a classic. It’s transfixing, full of vision, and maintains an urgent pace despite its three-hour running time."
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