Othello Tickets

Othello Tickets

Othello: What to expect - 1
Othello Tickets

About Othello

Enter the intimate confines of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse as Shakespeare’s blistering tragedy, Othello, is laid bare by candlelight this winter.

Othello, the General. Othello, the hero. Othello, the husband.

Othello, the Black man.

Praised by everyone, Othello has carved a successful career for himself. Until one man’s unrestrained jealousy and deceitful manipulation starts a fire that corrodes not only Othello’s reputation, but his own sanity as well.

Othello, the target. Othello, the enemy. Othello, the murderer.

Following 2021’s Romeo & Juliet (★★★★ ‘bold, clever, energetic’, The Guardian) in the Globe Theatre, Director Ola Ince debuts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with Shakespeare’s confronting look at the destructive impact of racism that asks: How do we respond to Black success? And what does it mean for accomplished Black men to be torn down by the society that initially lauded them?

Othello is part of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th anniversary season.

But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at: I am not what I am. Act I, scene 1

Assisted Performances:

Audio-Described - Saturday 24 February matinee and Saturday 16 March matinee

Captioned - Thursday 8 February matinee and Saturday 9 March evening

Relaxed - Thursday 22 February evening and Wednesday 3 April matinee

Run time

3hr (incl. interval)

Start date

19th January, 2024

End date

13th April, 2024



Anyone under the age of 3 can attend any production for free and they do not require a ticket. Those over 3 years old will require a paid ticket. Some plays, however, do contain adult themes and might not be suitable for younger children.

105 Reviews

Alex Room

Alex Room

221 Reviews | 42 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

Lady Susan

Lady Susan

69 Reviews | 8 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)

Lobs A

Lobs A

1 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Modern, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if It is a great production of a Shakespeare classic. Some modernisation makes it easier to digest for newbies, considers race in society.

Don’t see it if It's a mix of mostly Shakespearian & some modern language. If you absolutely hate the old English then maybe give it a miss.



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

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.

Important information

Content Warning: The play contains themes of domestic abuse, misogyny, anti-black racism and offensive language. The play also contains violence, including murder and suicide.


Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, UK, SE1 9DT


Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Blackfriars
Bus numbers: Lavington Street (Stop SW) 381


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