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Director: Claire van Kampen; Written by: William Shakespeare; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Andre Holland, Mark Rylance
The Globe's production of Othello will include one very special performance at midnight. Given that it's an open-air theatre, the sight of the stars shining above the stage promises to make it a very memorable experience.
Othello's paranoia is making him think badly of his beloved wife Desdemona, but when the dastardly Iago starts scheming behind his back his suspicions grow even more. It's not long before Othello is convinced that Desdemona is having an affair with Iago's rival, Cassio.
As Othello's world begins to disintegrate around him he turns on the only person in the world who actually wants to help him: his wife.
The Globes Theatre's season runs from April to October. Craig has been to see a play himself and thoroughly recommends it. It's not like any other theatre that you have been to. It's open-air for a start, and it has a standing area in the middle. The actors actually use this area for some of the scenes, and involve the crowd as if they are part of the cast. Check out Craig's review before you go, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.
You might also like to check out our complete list of Shakespeare events in London.
Othello at Globe Theatre – 20 Jul to 13 Oct 2018 – Mark Rylance will be starring in the Globe's production of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Bankside, and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Winters Tale at Globe Theatre – 22 Jun to 14 Oct 2018 – William Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' is a story of love and loss and wild and uncontrollable emotions.
King Lear at Duke of York’s Theatre – 11 Jul to 3 Nov 2018 – Ian McKellen will be taking on the role of mad King Lear, in one of William Shakespeare's finest tragedies.
Measure For Measure at Donmar Warehouse – 28 Sep to 24 Nov 2018 – The Donmar Warehouse will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's Measure For Measure, starring Hayley Atwell
Othellomacbeth at Lyric Hammersmith – 5 Oct to 3 Nov 2018 – Othellomacbeth combines two of Shakespeare's most brutal and poetic plays into one condensed show.
Shakespeare-inspired comedy at the Globe Theatre – 19 Oct 2018 – The Comedy Store Players will be performing Shakespeare-inspired jokes and improvised skits at the Globe.
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans