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National Theatre at Home: Coriolanus

A Donmar Warehouse production

by William Shakespeare

From 7pm 4 June until 11 June
Running Time: 3 hours with a very short interval

4 star rating

'A complex, compelling central performance.

Time Out
4 star rating

A fast, witty, intelligent production.

4 star rating

Tom Hiddleston is super-intense.

Sunday Times
4 star rating

Tom Hiddleston returns to the London stage with a compelling performance.

Evening Standard
4 star rating

Volumnia is played with a brilliantly casual, ball-breaking elegance by Deborah Findlay.

The Times
4 star rating

Tom Hiddleston delivers a powerhouse performance.

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Tom Hiddleston is the ideal combination of emotional reserve and physical bravura.

4 star rating

A scorching Tom Hiddleston leads Josie Rourke's tense, revelatory staging.

4 star rating

Tom Hiddleston has blazing stellar power...magnificent.

4 star rating

Unfailingly vivid – intelligent, brisk and brutal.


National Theatre at Home: Coriolanus

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 Night, Young Frankenstein), Alfred Enoch (Tree, Harry Potter film series) and Deborah Findlay (Allelujah!, Top Girls).

Coriolanus was filmed live on stage at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014 by National Theatre Live.

BBFC rating 12A when released in cinema. Contains scenes featuring occasional gore and staged violence.

We’re all about experiencing theatre together.

At a time when you aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home.

You can watch Coriolanus as part of National Theatre at Home from Thursday 4 June 7pm on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, then on demand for one week until Thursday 11 June 7pm, but you'll need to start watching by 4pm on 11 June to see it all.

Thank you to all the amazing artists who have allowed us to share Coriolanus in this way, during a time when many theatre fans aren’t able to visit their local theatre. 

Audio described notes on Coriolanus

Audio described notes on the background, set, costumes and characters (MP3 14 mins 30 secs)

Transcript of the audio described notes (Word)

A Donmar Warehouse Production

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