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The acting rescues it: National Theatre’s Othello reviewed

10 December 2022

9:00 AM

10 December 2022

9:00 AM


Lyttelton Theatre, until 21 January 2023


Park Theatre, until 10 December

Crude eccentricities damage the potential brilliance of Othello at the National. Some of the visual gestures seem to have been approved by crazies from the neo-fascist fringe. The Moor is first seen doing a work-out with a punch bag but he doesn’t strike the bag, he grabs a broom handle and uses it to perform some fancy martial arts moves.

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