The Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, featuring Tom Hiddleston in the title role of Shakespeare’s searing and political revenge tragedy, is the latest play to be streamed on YouTube by the National Theatre.
It's free to watch until June 11.
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. It contains scenes featuring occasional gore and staged violence.
The Guardian, Sunday Times and Time Out all gave the play a four-star rating.