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
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
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.
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.