CORIOLANUS with Tom Hiddleston to Screen at Town Hall Theater, 1/30
The Donmar Warehouse production of Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS, with a cast including Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss will be broadcast by National Theatre Live to Middlebury's Town Hall Theater on Thursday, January 30 at 7 pm.
Directed by Josie Rourke, the cast of this searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge includes Jacqueline Boatswain, Peter de Jersey, Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay, Hadley Fraser, Mark Gatiss, Tom Hiddleston, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Elliot Levey, Rochenda Sandall, Helen Schlesinger, Mark Stanley and Dwane Walcott. The production is designed by Lucy Osborne, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Emma Laxton, composer Michael Bruce and fight direction by Richard Ryan.
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.
Tom Hiddleston (playing Coriolanus) has previously performed for the Donmar in Othello and Ivanov (Donmar at Wyndham's). In recent years he has gained international acclaim for his roles in feature films such as The Avengers, War Horse and Midnight in Paris.
Launched in 2009, National Theatre Live broadcasts have been seen by an audience of over 2 million people on 700 cinema screens in 25 countries. The Donmar previously collaborated with National Theatre Live in 2010 on King Lear, with Derek Jacobi.