Coriolanus - Donmar Warehouse

Pro reviewers average 2014-09-22 When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the ma... When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston making his return to the Donmar in the title role. 3.8
Running dates from Dec 6 2013 to Feb 8 2014
Theatre Donmar Warehouse
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Cabe Franklin
It's a tough play - the dialogue is not as fluid as a more modern-sounding Othello or the comedies - but riveting in its own way, thanks largely to Hiddleston's performance and the intimacy of the Donmar.
Maciej

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Genre Drama
Synopsis
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Josie Rourke directs Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston making his return to the Donmar in the title role.
Author William Shakespeare
Director Josie Rourke
Featured Actors/Actresses Dwane Walcott
Mark Stanley
Helen Schlesinger
Rochenda Sandall
Elliot Levey
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Tom Hiddleston
Mark Gatiss
Hadley Fraser
Deborah Findlay
Alfred Enoch
Peter De Jersey
Jacqueline Boatswain
Designer Lucy Osborne
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Sound Emma Laxton
Video/Animation Andrzej Goulding
Movement/Choreography Jonathan Watkins