Archive for the 'Othello' Category

Eight reasons why the West End Whingers don’t really do Shakespeare

Tuesday 18 December 2007

There were a few raised eyebrows and no small amount of eye-rolling at our recent revelation that the Whingers’ outing to watch Mr Ejiofor and Mr McGregor perform in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse was, in fact, the West End Whingers’ very first joint experience of a play by Mr Shakespeare.

We have been asked to justify why we’ve all but barred the Bard from our repertoire. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review – Othello, Donmar Warehouse. With Ewan McGregor

Tuesday 4 December 2007

WEW - OthelloWell, it’s all go at the Donmar. Signs outside the door saying that bags will be searched (they weren’t) and people with headsets busying around the auditorium telling you to switch off your mobile phones (not everyone did).

Yesterday saw the last preview of Othello at the Donmar Warehouse and the Whingers – being “friends” of the Donmar Warehouse – were rewarded for their friendship by being seated once again in the side rows while luminaries such as former Home Secretary Kenneth Baker (Baron Baker of Dorking), Michael Billington, Mark Lawson and the Whingers’ ├╝ber stalker Baz Bamigboye were in the seats which faced the action, so presumably they got to see Othello’s big speech and death (sorry – should have said earlier: plot spoilers in here). Read the rest of this entry »

We’re rich I tell you! Rich! Rich! Rich! Othello at the Donmar

Wednesday 21 November 2007

According to the London Evening Standard tickets to see Ewan McGregor in Othello at the Donmar Warehouse are changing hands for more than a grand.

This presents the Whingers with something of a dilemma. Read the rest of this entry »