Donmar Warehouse, London
Donmar Warehouse, London
Our Review 4 / 5

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city falls 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.

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. Now he must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Previews from |
6th December 2013
Opening date |
17th December 2013
Available until |
13th February 2014
Closes |
13th February 2014
Run time |
3 hours
Categories |
Suitable for 12+. No under 5's will be admitted.
William Shakespeare
Josie Rourke
Songs by:
Michael Bruce
Mark Henderson
Emma Laxton
Lucy Hopkins
Jonathan Watkins
Cast list:
Rochenda Sandall, Mark Stanley, Dwane Walcott, Mark Gatiss, Tom Hiddleston, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Elliot Levey, Helen Schlesinger, Hadley Fraser, Deborah Findlay, Birgitte Hjort Serensen, Jacqueline Boatswain, Rudi Goodman, Thomas Harrison, Joe Willis

Donmar Warehouse Venue Information

Donmar Warehouse, Donmar Warehouse, London, WC2h 9LX
Venue Box Office:
0844 871 7624
Nearest tube:
Covent Garden

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Our Review of Coriolanus


Since Josie Rourke took over the artistic directorship of the Donmar Warehouse from Michael Grandage, the theatre has already scored one major Shakespearean success with the all-female Julius Caesar (directed by Phyllida Lloyd) that subsequently transferred to New York earlier this year. Now Rourke makes her own Shakespearean debut at her home theatre with another of Shakespeare's Roman plays Coriolanus, and like Grandage and Lloyd before her, finds this intimate studio space... Read more

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Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston stream
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The Donmar Warehouse’s 2013 production of Coriolanus is the latest production to be streamed in the National Theatre at Home series. It will be the second non-National Theatre play to be available as part of the initiative, starring Tom Hiddleston as the titular Roman general. When old opponents threaten Rome, it’s up to the city’s defender and hero Coriolanus to save the day. But, with enemies at home and famine sweeping the city, it’s up to Coriolanus to be the voice of...
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