Othello at the National Theatre is a production that has thought very carefully about the things it wants to say and, particularly, what Othello has meant at different points in its performance history. Clint Dyer’s perspective is not on fire just yet but it soon will be, bringing a meaningful reflection on Shakespeare’s tale to the stage while clearly distinguishing it from all of those that have come before.
‘Here is an authentically individual voice’: THE PHLEBOTOMIST – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★
The Phlebotomist is an exceptional concept for a ‘first play’ and Hampstead has made a real discovery in Ella Road and partnered her script with Sam Yates’ slick direction.
‘There’s no denying the play’s relevance’: THE PHLEBOTOMIST – Hampstead Theatre
Ella Road’s resonant new play about genetics, The Phlebotomist, is mostly well-written and gets an exciting staging.
‘A spirited page-turner of a tale’: THE PHLEBOTOMIST – Hampstead Theatre ★★★★
Under Sam Yates’ direction The Phlebotomist is a spirited page-turner of a tale, with some marvellous leads. Drop a couple of unnecessary scenes and it would be an electrically thrilling 100-minutes-no-interval, giving us no respite from a satisfyingly likely dystopia. Brrr.
NEWS: Casting is announced for Hampstead Theatre’s Describe the Night & The Phlebotomist
Casting has been announced for Hampstead Theatre productions of Describe the Night on the Main Stage and The Phlebotomist Downstairs, including actors David Birrell, Ben Caplan and Jade Anouka.