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Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Key facts

Genre: Jacobean tragedy

Synopsis

William Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Theatre

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 our 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.

Event details

Fri 17 Nov 2017, 7:15pm

Captioned in house

Venue details

Barbican Theatre
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

Phone: 020 7638 8891

Email: tickets@barbican.org.uk

Textphone: 020 7382 7297

Website: Barbican Theatre

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