National Theatre at Home: Coriolanus
National Theatre is switching to its YouTube channel. Under the banner of National Theatre at Home, every Thursday 7pm will see a new National Theatre play released – free to watch for one week.
Streaming from 7pm Thursday 4 June. Available until 11 June.
by William Shakespeare
A Donmar Warehouse production
Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, The Night Manager) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.
When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.
As 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.
Directed by Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), and filmed live onstage in 2014.
‘A complex, compelling central performance.’
‘A fast, witty, intelligent production.’
Tom Hiddleston is super-intense.