Josie Rourke’s acclaimed production of Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston, has announced that it will extend its run at the Donmar Warehouse by an additional six performances.
In a slightly unusual turn of events, theatregoers still wanting to see the Thor star in the title role of Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy will have to enter a draw if they want to be in with a chance of purchasing tickets to see the previously sold-out show in its extra days.
Those eager to see Hiddleston chart the rise and fall of the Bard’s Roman general from 10 to 13 February are being directed to the Donmar Warehouse website, where they will be asked to fill out a form stating their preferred date.
Tickets are limited to two per person and the deadline for submissions is midnight on 19 January. After this date successful entrants will be contacted by email and given the chance to book their tickets.
In addition to the newly announced booking system, one lucky individual will also win tickets to the production along with a weekend stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel.
The production, which features a cast including Mark Gatiss, Alfred Enoch, Peter de Jersey, Jacqueline Boatswain and Deborah Findlay, opened at the Donmar Warehouse in December, when it was described by The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer as “a production that is often exciting and intense, with Hiddleston delivering a powerhouse performance in the title role”.
Theatregoers who are still unable to see Hiddleston’s Coriolanus at the Donmar can catch the production when it is screened in cinemas nationwide on 30 January as part of NT Live.