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Othello Tickets

  • Othello, newly married to Desdemona who is half his age, is appointed leader of a military operation to defend Cyprus from the Turks. Iago, his ensign, passed over for promotion in favour of young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

    Oh, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
    It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.
    That cuckold lives in bliss
    Who certain of his fate loves not his wronger,
    But O, what damnèd minutes tells he o’er,
    Who dotes yet doubts, suspects, yet fondly loves!

    Adrian Lester, last seen at the National as Henry V, takes the title role, playing opposite Rory Kinnear (Iago), whose recent appearances at the National include Hamlet and The Last of the Haussmans.

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  • National Theatre (Olivier Theatre)

    Royal National Theatre,
    South Bank,
    SE1 9PX

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    ‘Adrian Lester’s marvellous Othello... has all the dignified vulnerability one could wish.’ The Times

    ‘Rory Kinnear gives a stunning study of a sociopath... his Iago burns with a contempt for the human race and for the beauty in other men’s lives.’ Guardian

    ‘Othello pays a glorious tribute to Nicholas Hytner’s decade at the National.’ Independent

    ‘Witty, agile, lucid and deeply felt. A gripping production of a tragedy which is also an intensely painful psychological thriller... it never loosens its dramatic hold.’ Daily Telegraph

    ‘One of the most eagerly awaited theatrical events of the year. Nicholas Hytner directs with an extraordinary, rigorous attention to clarity of language: at times you forget they’re speaking in Elizabethan verse.’ Metro