Tom Hiddleston to return to the stage in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (with bonus Gatiss)

Hiddleston will return to the Donmar Warehouse in London to play the lead in a modern-day interpretation of Corialanus, Shakespeare’s tragedy, directed by Josie Rourke. Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) will play Menenius. Hiddleston previously played Michael Cassio opposite Ewan McGregor's Iago in Othello back in 2008.


06 DECEMBER 2013 - 08 FEBRUARY 2014
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. 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. Hiddleston said: “The fate of Coriolanus dramatizes the conflict in the heart of every public figure: the war between integrity and popularity. It’s a play about soldiers, politicians and the people. It’s a play for our time; for any time.”
PUBLIC BOOKING OPENS 25 JUNE. There will be an National Theatre Live broadcast of CORIOLANUS on 30 January 2014.
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