National Theatre Wales with the RSC and London 2012 announce Coriolan/us - from the team that brought you The Persians

We're delighted to announce today that National Theatre Wales has been asked to collaborate with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the London 2012 Festival to create a new piece of work as part of an extraordinary international programme.

We have asked Mike Pearson, Mike Brookes and the rest of the creative team from The Persians (Simon Banham, John Hardy, Pete Telfer) to create a unique new theatre piece based on Shakespeare's Coriolanus. Here's the news as announced by the London 2012 Festival today:

Coriolan/us, concept by Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes
From the National Theatre Wales team that created Aeschylus’s The Persians on the military training range of mid-Wales, the story of Caius Martius – Coriolanus – is re-imagined in the era of 24-hour news, celebrity culture, and a new global polity. Outside broadcasts from the battlefield, popular grievances straight to camera and audience participants as the body politic provide a ‘mash up’ of previous attempts to get to grips with a figure contrary and perplexing, ever contemporary and ever challenging of our beliefs.

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Comment by Holly Fry on December 13, 2010 at 20:01

Sounds very exciting-can't wait to hear more about it :)

Comment by Siân Thomas on December 8, 2010 at 18:19
Congratulations NTW!
Comment by Elise Davison on December 8, 2010 at 9:58
Can't wait to see this happen - be fab to see this play given new life - it's so often forgotten! Well done NTW AGAIN!
Comment by Ness Morse on December 7, 2010 at 19:24
Can't wait for that one!
Comment by Hannah Bevan on December 7, 2010 at 18:28
Exciting!! :)

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