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by William Shakespeare

A Donmar Warehouse production

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‘A scorching Tom Hiddleston leads Josie Rourke's tense, revelatory staging.’


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'Tom Hiddleston has blazing stellar power...magnificent.'


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Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Virgilia) speaks to the Evening Standard about performing Shakespeare in its original form.

Evening Standard

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‘Unfailingly vivid – intelligent, brisk and brutal.’


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Tom Hiddleston is super-intense.

Sunday Times

‘Tom Hiddleston delivers a powerhouse performance.’

Daily Telegraph

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‘Tom Hiddleston returns to the London stage with a compelling performance.’

Evening Standard

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Tom Hiddleston is the ideal combination of emotional reserve and physical bravura.

The Observer

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‘Volumnia is played with a brilliantly casual, ball-breaking elegance by Deborah Findlay.’

The Times

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Watch Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston in the title role from Thursday 4 June at 7pm UK time until 11 June at 7pm.  
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Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, The Night Manager) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.

As 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.

Production photography by Johan Persson

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