Othello (National Theatre)
Othello (National Theatre)

Othello (National Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(105 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining

About the Show

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

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Show-Score Member Reviews (27)

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60 Reviews | 5 Followers
Emotionally engaging, Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an edgy, epic Othello with strong ensemble performances; one which puts Othello's rise and fall centre stage.

Don't see it if you find sudden light changes difficult (there are a lot of sudden dark to flashing light transitions)

184 Reviews | 30 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

157 Reviews | 20 Followers
Great acting, Absorbing, Intense, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You like to watch a Shakespeare drama with solid acting unlike the genre and gender bending panto nonsense happening lately at the Globe

Don't see it if You are not into minimalist & brutalist stage productions. All the cast wear black clothes. Read more

53 Reviews | 7 Followers
Absorbing, Dated, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever

See it if The two lead performances make this worth it, with minimal sets they elevate each scene.

Don't see it if The show uses the language of Shakespeare, which some may find hard to follow.

58 Reviews | 6 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Intense, Profound

See it if You love Shakespeare and GILES!

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

241 Reviews | 13 Followers
Epic, Great singing, Confusing, Dated, Great acting

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

85 Reviews | 7 Followers
Dated, Stylish, Great writing

See it if You like Othello.

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

129 Reviews | 15 Followers
Great sound, Great lighting, Slow

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

Critic Reviews (7)

The London Evening Standard
December 1st, 2022

"Almost everything in Clint Dyer’s production is harsh and stark."
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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 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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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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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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