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Coriolanus


Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.
Coriolanus at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy

Director:
Angus Jackson

Author:
William Shakespeare

Production:
Royal Shakespeare Company

Running time: To be confirmed

Age suitability:
12+

Background


Set in a new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor widens every day, this visceral production opens the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rome season in London.


Following his sell-out hits of Oppenheimer (2014) and Don Quixote (2016) in Stratford-upon-Avon, Angus Jackson directs rising talent Sope Dirisu in the title role.


Synopsis


A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.


Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader.


His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to power yet he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.


Now he must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie.


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Barbican Centre
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London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from: Monday 6 November 2017

Press night: -

Closes: Saturday 18 November 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£10 - £75

Concessions:

Schools

£18 tickets (£16 for RSC Education Members) available for Monday to Thursday performances. 1 free teacher’s ticket is available for every 10 students. Excluding w/c 25 December 2017.


Over 60s

20% off for Monday and Tuesday evenings and midweek matinee performances. Maximum of 9 per transaction. Excluding w/c 25 December 2017.


16-25 Year Olds

20 £5 tickets are reserved for individuals aged 16-25 (except Press Night). Available over the phone or in person. Individuals must make the booking themselves, maximum two per person. All tickets will be held for collection at the Box Office until one hour before the performance when proof of ID will be required.


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Audio‑described and captioned performance:

17 Nov, 7‑15pm


Cast


Sope Dirisu

Creatives


Director: Angus Jackson
Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting: Richard Howell
Sound: Carolyn Downing
Fight director: Terry King
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