After a spell flapping around earning million of dollars being an evil Norse god, Tom Hiddleston made his return to Theatreland this week to take the lead in Shakespeare’s ‘Coriolanus’. Directed by Josie Rourke, the blood-soaked show sees Hiddleston take on the title role of a gifted Roman general driven into the arms of his enemy after the people of Rome reject him.
Actually getting in to see it is another matter – the Donmar only has 300 seats and the run is sold out. HOWEVER do not despair, Hiddle-fans – every Monday at 10am fresh tickets go an sale for all performances in the week commencing a fortnight from that Monday; if you fancy an old fashioned queue, there are £7.50 standing seats available from the box office at 10am each day; and if you’re doing things really old school you might be lucky enough to snag a return if you hang around a couple of hours before performance time.
Failing all that, the show will be broadcast live in cinemas on Janauary 30 as part of NT Live – head here to find your nearest screen.
Read our review and check out a picture gallery of ‘Coriolanus’ here.