Opening 19 Jan
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? Content guidance: The play contains themes of domestic abuse, misogyny, anti-black racism and offensive language. The play also contains violence, including murder and suicide.