REVIEW: Othello, Sam Wannamaker Playhouse ✭✭✭

Othello at Sam Wannamaker Playhouse

Ellen McDougall’s Othello is a very solid production, with excellent performances and a number of intriguing original motifs. Whilst these did not all work for me, mileage will vary between audience members, and the production’s many strengths and the excellent venue means it is to be recommended.

REVIEW: ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Sam Wannamaker Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Tis Pity She's A Whore Review Sam Wannamaker Playhouse

If incest between siblings remains one of the great taboos (and the success of Games of Thrones may suggest otherwise) then, in this production, Longhurst runs with the view that Ford sought to make no moral judgments: Annabella and Giovanni are the tragic figures, consumed by the judgments of people concerned with self-interest and personal wealth than what is right or true.