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Royal Shakespeare Company's Coriolanus, Starring Sope Dirisu, to Screen in Movie Theaters

Shakespeare's political play is directed by Angus Jackson. logo
James Corrigan and Sope Dirisu in a scene from Coriolanus.
(© Helen Maybanks)

Royal Shakespeare Company's Coriolanus will be presented by RSC Live in cinemas in the U.S. from October 27. Starring Sope Dirisu, the production is directed by Angus Jackson. Dirisu is joined by Haydn Gwynne, who returns to the RSC after 11 years to play his mother, Volumnia.

In the play, "Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie."

Coriolanus features design by Robert Innes Hopkins with lighting by Richard Howell. Music is by Mira Calix and sound by Carolyn Downing. Movement is by Lucy Cullingford and fights by Terry King.

To find a cinema screening Coriolanus, click here.