Saturday, February 1, 2014

Thursday night I popped into Bristol to see a live simulcast of the National Theatre's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus. Tom Hiddleston was playing the title role. Mark Gatiss had the role of Menenius. Brilliant acting from all involved. Hiddleston brought a raw intensity to a production that, at times,  was literally drenched in blood. Brilliant and often startling staging brought the gore-fest to visceral life, complete with terrific fights, a bloody shower scene and an ending straight out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. If you like Shakespeare, you must try and see this production. (Not recommended for those with a strong vasovagal response.)