Othello (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
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Othello (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)

Othello (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) London Reviews and Tickets

(4 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Intense, Clever, Resonant, Relevant

About the Show

Ola Ince's directorial debut at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in Shakespeare's tragedy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (4)

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49 Reviews | 7 Followers
Reinterpretation, Epic, Relevant, Overwrought, Hipster

See it if You want a youthful cast wringing the drama out of Shakespeare. It's not my cup of tea but others will respond well.

Don't see it if You want to avoid an odd musical accompaniment, a police interpretation with walkie talkies and a irrenatural sense of reality.

13 Reviews | 1 Follower
Masterful, Clever, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Shakespeare, as well as a really well done rendition of a play that grows increasingly relevant

Don't see it if You need back support, don’t like candles

19 Reviews | 1 Follower
Refreshing, Profound, Intense, Edgy, Clever

See it if you enjoy a modern retelling of a Shakespeare tragedy set in the context of today with clever staging and choices.

Don't see it if you dislike uncomfortable seating, a candle-lit theatre or Shakespeare. Read more

13 Reviews | 1 Follower
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a modern, edgy version of Othello with great acting in a unique setting. The London Met setting is timely.

Don't see it if You don’t like modernised Shakespeare/need comfy seats.

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
January 31st, 2024

"This intimate, powerful production...refreshes the play and feels horribly credible"
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Time Out London
January 31st, 2024

"It injects a note of campy, thrillery fun into what tends to be a rather dour play."
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The Guardian (UK)
January 31st, 2024

"...the play never loses its potency and offers a genuinely new, exciting experience."
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The Times (UK)
January 31st, 2024

"...Ince’s desire to make the piece more accessible still leads to some jarring moments."
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London Theatre
February 1st, 2024

"Ola Ince's provocative production makes this a blistering play for today"
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The Stage (UK)
January 31st, 2024

"Ola Ince’s bold production is stuffed with intriguing but incompletely explored ideas."
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The Arts Desk
February 8th, 2024

"21st century interpretation delivers food for thought"
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 31st, 2024

" 'Othello': Shakespeare’s tragedy retooled as a study of police racism"
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