A close up of an eye, coloured vivid green with the image of someone trapped inside


Wed 29 January - Sat 1 February 2020

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I am not what I am.’

Othello has married Desdemona in secret. Iago has a vendetta to attend to. Before long, all three are caught in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy them and everyone they love.

The Marlowe Society (“a powerhouse of theatrical expertise” - Ian McKellen) returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre after its string of recent successful productions including Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet. Cambridge University’s leading dramatic institution, the Marlowe Society has launched the careers of some of Britain’s greatest actors including Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale, Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz.

John Haidar returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre following his acclaimed production of Headlong’s Richard III to direct Shakespeare’s great tragedy of jealousy for the Marlowe Society.

Buffet Box







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Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Post-show talks
Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains haze, flashing lights, loud gun shots, smoking on stage and scenes of a violence, Islamophobic and racist language in keeping with the original text.

Age Guidance



Wednesday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £18/£25/£30*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £18/£25*
Students: £18*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

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John Haidar (Director)


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