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Coriolanus Streamed on YouTube as Part of NT At Home on 4th June 2020

  • Tom Hiddleston plays the title role in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge staged at Donmar Warehouse by former Artistic Director, Josie Rourke.
  • Cast also includes Alfred Enoch, Deborah Findlay and Mark Gatiss.
  • Audio-Described performance of Coriolanus available via YouTube
  • Broadcast as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME – the National’s new initiative to screen a selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions on YouTube for free over the next two months.
  • NT Live has been broadcasting for ten years and screens to over 2,500 cinemas in 60 countries.
NTAH Coriolanus - Coriolanus (Tom Hiddleston) and Aufidius (Hadley Fraser). Photo by Johan Persson.
NTAH Coriolanus – Coriolanus (Tom Hiddleston) and Aufidius (Hadley Fraser). Photo by Johan Persson.

Coriolanus will be shown on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday 4 June, 7pm BST as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus (Tom Hiddleston). But he has enemies at home too.

During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME is providing access to content online for audiences to watch from their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube every Thursday at 7.00pm BST and they will then be available on-demand for seven days.

An audio-described broadcast of Coriolanus will also be available for free via YouTube from Thursday 4 June and on-demand for a further seven days. This stream can be found via a link in the ‘More’ section of the original premiere YouTube page.

Alongside the streamed productions, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME will also feature the National Theatre at Home Quiz, to be played from home featuring familiar faces from the world of stage and screen as the quizmasters. On the final Monday of each month, people will be able to join the virtual quiz directly from their homes via the NT’s YouTube channel and Facebook page live at 7pm.

National Theatre Live turned ten on 25th June last year – the date of the first-ever NT Live broadcast which was Phédre starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren. Over ten years over 80 theatre productions have been shown in 3500 venues worldwide, reaching an overall audience of more than 10 million people. NT Live currently screens in 2500 venues across 65 countries. Recent broadcasts include Cyrano de Bergerac with James McAvoy, Present Laughter with Andrew Scott, Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, All My Sons with Sally Field and Bill Pullman, All About Eve with Gillian Anderson and Lily James, Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, Julius Caesar with David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller.

For more information on screenings and to sign up to the NT Live newsletter, go to http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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