Sunday, March 23, 2014

Coriolanus Tragedy Hits South Africa



It’s been ages but still Shakespeare’s plays are the best, As Cinema Nouveau announces the release of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge. The National Theatre Live will broadcast Donmar Warehouse production of the Coriolanus, this interesting play will be broadcasted onto Cinema Nouveau’s big screens at Ster-kinekor Blue Route in Tokai, Cape Town starting from the 1st of March.

This thrilling play presents the best English actor and best villain actor Tom Hiddleston who previously acted in the avengers, War house (BBC’s The hallow Crown as Prince Hal in Henry four part 1 and 2) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season’s Greetings at the National theatre, BBC Entertainment’s Sherlock) as Menenius, which is directed by Josie Rourke. With a synopsis of “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.”

Characters in Coriolanus are: Tom Hiddleston playing Coriolanus and has previously performed for Donmar in Othello and Ivanov, Mark Gatiss playing Menenius performed for the Donmar his roles feature films such as the Avengers, Deborah Findlay playing Volumnia has previously appeared at the Donmar in Madame de Sade and Josie Rourke Director of the Donmar Warehouse. The Coriolanus will be out on South African screens on Saturday, the 1st of March for four screenings only in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. The running out of this production is two hours and forty minutes.

For more information on bookings, visit, or you can contact the ticket line on 082 16789. Follow the nouveabuzz on twitter, @nouveabuzz and you can also download from your mobile. The National Live enables audiences to experience the best British theatre throughout the year, as the NT brings camera into the auditorium to broadcast performances live from stage.

Article by +Molly Dimpho 
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