coriolanus

Coriolanus

BUY TICKETS 7pm Thursday 12 October

PLAY broadcast AS LIVE from the Royal Shakespeare Company (recorded live on Wednesday 11 October)

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.

Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.

Rome Season Director, Angus Jackson, completes the RSC’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

[The production] features a commanding central performance from Sope Dirisu as the man who cannot and will not be the leader the people are seeking. Dirisu, superb as the man on the verge of becoming Muhammad Ali in the Donmar Warehouse production of One Night in Miami, is a formidable stage-filling presence, a man of great bravery who emerges from the battlefield saturated in the blood of others, red from nose to knee, but both character and actor seem less at home in the post-battle sequences. He seems a bit too grounded. He does not ooze contempt.  Natasha Tripney, The Stage

Tickets: Full £19   Adult concessions £17   18 & under £10
Running time: 3 hrs 10 mins (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information

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