Martins Imhangbe interview – Othello, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Interview by: Christina Nicole
Published: Wednesday 11 October 2023, 7:30am

From the producer of the recent acclaimed sell-out production of The Shape of Things at Park Theatre, this innovative new production of Othello sees Iago performed by an ensemble of three actors and features live music composed by Michael C. Fox.

‘Tis in ourselves that we are thus, or thus. Our bodies are gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners. We have reason to cool our raging motions, our carnal stings, our unbitted lusts.’

Othello is at the peak of his success: in life, in war, and in love. Until he finds himself utterly betrayed by the person he has trusted most: ‘honest’ Iago.

Martins Imhangbe plays Othello. He has become well known for his portrayal of the boxer Will Mondrich in the Netflix hit series Bridgerton and was commended in the Ian Charleson Award 2019 for his role in The Tragedy of King Richard II.

His other theatre credits include Othello (ETT), Death of a Salesman (Young Vic), The Tragedy of King Richard II (Almeida Theatre), Absolute Hell (National Theatre), The Royale (Bush Theatre), Luce (Southwark Playhouse), The Skriker (Royal Exchange Theatre), Lionboy (Complicité), and Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre). His film work includes The Last British Execution and Digging.   

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