The ensemble work here is terrific but it’s the inspired playing, and the crucial shift of perspective, at the heart of the production that makes this event as electrifying as it is long overdue.
Iqbal Khan's compelling new version...raises fascinating questions and grips throughout in what is a significant milestone for the RSC
Iqbal Khan’s gripping production has already made history by being the first at Stratford to cast a black actor as Iago. But I had not anticipated how many fascinating ideas such an imaginative piece of casting would provoke. Hugh Quarshie is an excellent Othello reinforced by Lucian's Msamati's outstanding Iago. Joanna Vanderham is a striking Desdemona