Coriolanus – RSC Rome Season at the Barbican
Barbican, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican with a thrilling new season set in Shakespeare’s Rome MMXVII.
Comprising four of the playwright’s most gripping plays, Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, and Titus Andronicus.
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.
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.
Coriolanus will run from 6 November 2017 until 18 November 2017 at the Barbican.
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.
The cast features Sope Dirisu.
Further casting to be announced.
Directed by Angus Jackson, with design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Richard Howell, sound by Carolyn Downing and fights by Terry King