Tom Hiddleston to play Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse

BBC News is reporting that Tom is to play the title role in ‘Coriolanus’ as part of the autumn season at the Donmar Warehouse. You can read more information about the project below.

Directed by Josie Rourke, the Shakespearean drama opens in December with Mark Gatiss also in the cast. “At the center of all these plays is a sense of young people trying to find their place in the world,” said Rourke, the Donmar’s artistic director, announcing the season on Monday.

Describing Hiddleston “one of our leading young classical actors,” Rourke said she envisaged Coriolanus would be a “contemporary” production. She said early discussions with 32-year-old Hiddleston about the role of the Roman general had centered on “ideas about militarism and what being an extraordinary warrior does to your mind.”

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