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
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
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
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
See it if You like Othello.
Don't see it if You don't like wordy plays.
See it if You love Shakespeare and GILES!
Don't see it if You want a fast, fast show.
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
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
"Terera’s 'Othello' is pretty resilient. But his resilience is like a seawall – once it’s breached, it’s breached."
"Almost everything in Clint Dyer’s production is harsh and stark."
"For all its over-arching ingenuity, I found the ambience too remorselessly gloomy and divorced from tangible social context."
"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."
"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."
"Whatever its flaws, these are potent moments in an 'Othello' that is not only important, but long, long overdue."
"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."