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Further casting for Donmar Warehouse's Coriolanus


Further casting has been announced for the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus, by William Shakespeare, which opens 17 Dec 2013, following previews from 6 Dec - running to 8 Feb 2014.

Joining previously mentioned Tom Hiddleston (Coriolanus) & Mark Gatiss (Menenius), are Jacqueline Boatswain (Valeria), Peter De Jersey (Cominius), Alfred Enoch (Titus Lartius), Deborah Findlay (Volumnia), Hadley Fraser (Aufidius), Rochenda Sandall (Ensemble), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Virgilia).

It is directed by Josie Rourke, designed by Lucy Osborne, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Emma Laxton.

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.

Mark Gatiss performed at the Donmar in Josie Rourke’s 2012 production of The Recruiting Officer. Other theatre credits include 55 Days (Hampstead Theatre), Season’s Greetings (National Theatre) and All About My Mother (Old Vic). Recently he has played Mycroft Holmes in the BBC television series Sherlock and was co-creator and star of The League of Gentlemen; Tom Hiddleston has previously performed for the Donmar in Othello and Ivanov (Donmar at Wyndham’s). In recent years he has gained international acclaim for his roles in feature films such as The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Deep Blue Sea, War Horse and Midnight in Paris. In 2012 he portrayed Shakespeare’s Henry V in the BBC’s epic series The Hollow Crown;Jacqueline Boatswain theatre credits include The Amen Corner (National Theatre); Peter De Jerseyprolific theatre career including Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (West End); Alfred Enoch recently appeared in Timon of Athens and Antigone at the National Theatre; Deborah Findlay has previously appeared at the Donmar in Madame de Sade (Donmar at Wyndham’s), John Gabriel Borkman, The Cut and The Vortex. Other theatre credits include The Glass Menagerie (Young Vic), The House of Bernarda Alba and The Mandate (National Theatre). She is known for her portrayal of Miss Augusta Tompkinson in the BBC drama, Cranford. Hadley Fraser is best known for playing Marius and, later, Javert in the West End production of Les Miserables and appeared in Tom Hooper’s feature film version; Rochenda Sandall theatre credits include Scenes from an Execution (National Theatre); Birgitte Hjort Sørensen is best known for playing one of the main protagonists, Katrine Fonsmark, in the BBC television series, Borgen.

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