When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls 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.
This production is generously supported by Clive and Sally Sherling, Radisson Blu Edwardian, London and Giorgio Armani.
Coriolanus was broadcast live in cinemas around the world on the 30 January 2014 (and varying dates internationally) in partnership with National Theatre Live.