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, you can see Coriolanus as part of National Theatre at Home from Thursday 4 June on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.