Thursday, March 08, 2007


"For you, the city, thus I turn my back;
There is a world elsewhere."

If any production could make you mourn for the Memorial Theatre, Greg Doran's vivid direction and Richard Hudson's powerfully appropriate set would do just that. William Houston is a classically ferocious Caius Martius, Michael Hadley an excellent Cominius, and the two best known members of the cast, Timothy West and Janet Suzman, managed to be both ensemble players and very,very good.

Robert Hanks praised the production in The Independent,

"Doran and his cast are winningly alive to all the play's crosscurrents of feeling, the extent to which Coriolanus is both hero and self-destroying victim. The RST is going out on a high. "

Nicholas De Jongh in the Standard was as bilious as ever.

Personal Star Rating [out of five]****


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