National Theatre Live
William Shakespeare: Coriolanus
Live transmission from the Donmar Warehouse
In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens
With Greek subtitles
– William Shakespeare: Coriolanus
National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC’s The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC’ s Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar’s Artistic Director Josie Rourke.
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.
Director: Josie Rourke
Set Designer: Lucy Osborne
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson
Music: Michael Bruce
Coriolanus: Tom Hiddleston
Menenius: Mark Gatiss
Cast: Jaqueline Boatswain, Peter De Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Dedorah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley, Dwane Walcott
Photos: Johan Persson