Tom Hiddleston returns to the British stage
Tom Hiddleston, star of Thor and Avengers Assemble, returns to the stage at London’s tiny Donmar Warehouse in an autumn season that also features Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine.
Tom Hiddleston, the British actor who has become a global star thanks to his performances as Loki in Thor and Avengers Assembler, will return to the stage at London’s tiny Donmar Warehouse in this autumn’s production of Coriolanus.
Taking the role of the autocratic Roman general in one of Shakespeare’s most visceral tragedies is a homecoming for Hiddleston in more ways than one since he made his name in Shakespeare, breaking through in Cheek by Jowl’s production of Cymbeline and giving a brilliant performance as Cassio in the Donmar’s own production of Othello in 2007. He more recently starred as Henry V in BBC Two’s 2012 award-winning Shakespearean adaptation, The Hollow Crown.
The new production of Coriolanus will be directed by the Donmar’s artistic director Josie Rourke, and will be broadcast live into cinemas on 30 January 2014 in partnership with National Theatre Live. It also features Mark Gatiss as Menenius.
In a strong autumn season, Call the Midwife star Jessica Raine will star in a revival of Arnold Wesker’s Roots, playing working class farm girl Beattie Bryant in the play, which is set in rural Norfolk in 1958 and will be directed by James Macdonald.
The season opens with a new play by Nick Payne, The Same Deep Water As Me, directed by John Crowley. Payne, who wrote the prize winning Constellations, has based the production around a pair of personal injury laywers from Luton. The cast includes Olivier award winner Nigel Lindsay, Daniel Mays and Monica Dolan.