Coriolanus: National Theatre of London on screen at SIFF

The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of William Shakespeare’s tragedy starring Tom Hiddleston.

The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of William Shakespeare’s tragedy starring Tom Hiddleston.

The National Theatre of London celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new production of "Coriolanus" on Monday, March 10. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere of William Shakespeare's renowned tragedy starring the legendary Tom Hiddleston. There will be two shows at 4 and 7 p.m. at the festival's Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

National Theatre presents the Donmar Warehouse's production of "Coriolanus", Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season's  Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC's Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens' hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

The production garnered four- and five-star reviews from every major publication in London:

'Tom Hiddleston has blazing stellar power...magnificent.' - Independent

'Tom Hiddleston returns to the London stage with a compelling performance.' - Evening Standard

'A scorching Tom Hiddleston leads Josie Rourke's tense, revelatory staging...a theatrical triumph.' - Variety

'An exciting and intense production.' - Daily Telegraph

'A fast, witty, intelligent production.' - Guardian

"Coriolanus" will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Monday, March 10, at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.

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