LONDON NOW (JUNE-JULY)
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 9PX T: 020 7452 3000
Sir Nicholas Hytner's powerful and affecting interpretation of the
Shakespeare classic boasts a stellar cast including Adrian Lester,
Rory Kinnear and Olivia Vinall. The staging of the production is
deliberately claustrophobic and utilitarian, ensuring that the
tragedy of the piece is deeply felt and almost unbearably painful.
Kinnear provides a perfect study of a sociopath in his role as
Iago, however it is Lester's achingly human portrayal of Othello
that steals the show.
Until 18th August 2013
THE CRIPPLE OF
NoŽl Coward Theatre, 85-88 St Martins Lane, WC2N 4AU T: 0844 482
Martin McDonagh's comic masterpiece examines an ordinary coming of
age in extraordinary circumstances, set on the remote island of
Inishmaan. When word arrives that a Hollywood film is being made on
the neighbouring island, young Cripple Billy is determined to be
part of it, if only to break away from the bitter tedium of his
daily life. The latest production from Michael Grandage's
sensational season stars Daniel Radcliffe.
Until 31st August 2013