Othello
From 26 September 2013

Othello

By William Shakespeare

The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy. Adrian Lester takes the title role, with Rory Kinnear as the duplicitous Iago.

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Witty, agile, lucid and deeply felt. A gripping production.

Daily Telegraph

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A breathtaking show of emotional firepower. Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear are superb

The Times

Adrian Lester’s take on Othello will be unmissable.

Susannah Clapp - Observer

Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear: 'Othello and Iago are a bit cracked'

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Villain of the piece: An interview with Rory Kinnear

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It's not just about his colour: Adrian Lester interview

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Adrian Lester is powerful and poignant in the title role.

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First preview done. So glad that's over. Audience were great. Thanks to those who sent supportive tweets. Much appreciated. #ntOthello

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The National Theatre presents a major new production of William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about the destructive power of jealousy.

Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role.

Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall), who is reunited with director Nicholas Hytner (Timon of Athens, One Man, Two Guvnors) following their acclaimed collaboration on the National Theatre’s recent production of Hamlet.

Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair.

 

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