16 January 2024 - 13 April 2024
A blistering new production of Othello comes to the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe this winter.
Enter the intimate confines of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to experience Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello, laid bare by candlelight.
Following 2021’s five-star production of Romeo & Juliet, acclaimed director Ola Ince debuts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with Shakespeare’s confronting look at the destructive impact of racism.
Asking challenging questions – How do we respond to Black success? What does it mean for accomplished Black men to be torn down by the society that initially lauded them? – Othello promises to provoke and shed new light on this classic Shakespeare.
Othello is part of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th anniversary season, and is playing at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 16 January to 13 April 2024.
What's the story of Othello?
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.
The play contains themes of domestic abuse, misogyny, anti-black racism and offensive language. The play also contains violence, including murder and suicide.
Venue InformationSam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344
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