Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy, makes a dramatic return to the stage at the Donmar Warehouse.
Directed by the acclaimed Josie Rourke, this atmospheric production welcomes actor Tom Hiddleston back to the leading role.
When an old enemy threatens Rome, the city once more turns to Coriolanus, hero and defender, to come to her aid.
With the city’s people suffering from hunger and starvation, Coriolanus returns from the field only to find that there is a desire for drastic change.
Can he successfully confront the spectre of realpolitik and quell the voice of an angry population?
An electrifying thriller about politics and revenge, Shakespeare’s masterpiece has lost none of its bite – as fresh and relevant today as it was in the 17th Century.
- Josie Rourke