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Coriolanus @ Donmar Theatre

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Coriolanus may not be one of Shakespeare's best known plays, but it definitely creates an impact when you see it. That's not surprising, seeing as it is based on on the life of the legendary Roman general Caius Marcius Coriolanus. Anything to do with the Romans is always going to pack a wallop - and fair amount of bloodshed.

Set after the expulsion of Rome's final King, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, in 509 B.C.E, the play tells the story of political upheaval during a time of famine. The common people place the blame on Coriolanus. Squarely in the firing line, he must face the public, who are demanding a time for change.

A new production directed by Josie Rourke will begin at the Donmar Warehouse from the 6th December to the 8th February. Shows start from 7.50 standing and go up to 35 for the stalls.

If you cannot get to the Donmar, then don't worry, you can still see a live performance thanks to the National Theatre. From the 30th January, they will be streaming live shows directly to cinemas around the UK.
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When: 6th Dec - 8th Feb
Phone: 0844 871 7624
Where: Donmar Warehouse
Cost: 7.50-35
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