I fail to see the point of an all black cast directed by a white person, but I'm sure it will be great.
Or a so called white cast directed by a so called black person? I don’t understand what you mean. In this case, looks like this cast has got the director of the moment which might be a good thing for them and for us. Just wondering if you would like to match your surgeon to your patient skin colour wise or your ambulance para medic to your collapsed child colour wise? Personally I like people of any colour or none!
I’d much rather see the Royal Exchange production transfer to the West End rather than a new production with an American actor I’ve never heard of. Really, London theatre’s absolute obsession with all things American is very tedious.
Apparently, when they did Othello in Sheffield a few years back (Dominic West as Iago, Lily James as Desdemona), there was some doubt as to whether Clarke Peters was going to be available, so they drafted in Wendell Pierce as an emergency back up plan. I do still wonder from time to time what his Othello would have been like. Still, delighted to have the chance to see him on stage finally, I've greatly enjoyed his screen work over the years. (I just wish with all my heart it wasn't Death of a Salesman...)