Coriolanus
From 30 January

Coriolanus

By William Shakespeare

National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius, directed by Josie Rourke, live from their Covent Garden home.

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‘Tom Hiddleston delivers a powerhouse performance.’

Daily Telegraph

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

Independent

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‘Unfailingly vivid – intelligent, brisk and brutal.’

Metro

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

The Times

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

Variety

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

Evening Standard

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Watch what Mark Gatiss (Menenius) had to say about visiting Shakespeare's 'awe-inspiring' First Folio.

Daily Telegraph

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

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'A complex, compelling central performance.'

Time Out

‘A fast, witty, intelligent production.’

Guardian

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

Variety

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

Independent

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

Evening Standard

‘Unfailingly vivid – intelligent, brisk and brutal.’

Metro

Tom Hiddleston is super-intense.

Sunday Times

‘Tom Hiddleston delivers a powerhouse performance.’

Daily Telegraph

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

Evening Standard

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

The Observer

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

The Times

National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season's  Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC's Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

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

CORIOLANUS will be broadcast to cinemas around the world on 30 Jan 2014 in partnership with National Theatre Live @ntlive

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