I come bearing gifts – not for the holidays, which are almost on us, but a dark treat for a dark January day when festive euphoria has been succeeded by credit card hangover. I prescribe a top-notch top-up for the creative well, a brilliant portrait of a tragic hero by one of the world’s greatest playwrights, complete with clever staging, superb acting, and last but not least, bonus man-candy.
The 250 seat, not-for-profit Donmar Warehouse’s new production of Coriolanus stars Tom Hiddleston as the alpha soldier who should have stayed out of politics. He’s supported by a superb cast including Mark Gatiss (love him in Sherlock). Over-excited young women have been queuing overnight in foul, filthy London weather for scarcer-than-hen’s-teeth tickets, but on 30 January 2014 you can watch it Continue reading