This week in the National Theatre Live series, the offering is 2014’s CORIOLANUS filmed at the Donmar Warehouse. Tom Hiddleston (Betrayal, 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.

Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs the company including Mark Gatiss (The Madness of George III, League of Gentlemen), Hadley Fraser (Long Day’s Journey Into NightYoung Frankenstein), Alfred Enoch (TreeHarry Potter film series) and Deborah Findlay (Allelujah!Top Girls).

GUIDANCE: This recording had a BBFC rating 12A when released in cinema. Contains scenes featuring occasional gore and staged violence.

The running time is 3 hours with a very brief interval. It is subtitled.

Although this production is free to watch, please strongly consider making a donation to the National Theatre – or text NTATHOME 10 to 70085 to donate £10 – to enable it to keep its doors open after this crisis has passed.

Please also consider a donation to the originators of this production, the Donmar Warehouse. Text DONMAR 5 to 70470 to donate £5, text DONMAR 10 to 70470 to donate £10, or text DONMAR 20 to 70470 to donate £20


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