CORIOLANUS By William Shakespeare

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The Rose Playhouse

5th to 15th September 2017 - Performances at 7.30 pm (Sundays at 3.00 pm Only) No Monday Performances

As a part of  From The Thistle to The Rose - A six week celebration of all the best in creative theatre from this years 70th Edinburgh Festival hosted by The Rose Playhouse, Bankside, London.


To The Elephant follow their resounding success of Troilus and Cressida at Edfringe 2016 and The Rose Playhouse, with Coriolanus, another rarely performed play by Shakespeare. Like Julius Caesar, his Coriolanus, plunges us into the heart of power in Ancient Rome. In the midst of prolonged sectarian warfare, Rome tears itself apart, unable to support the commander who wins victory after victory for the State. Coriolanus contains themes of  - Honour, Power, Democracy and Betrayal – it is a prime example that Shakespeare is ‘for all time’.


This production oozes quality from every pore’ Troilus and Cressida, EdFringe 2016 *****

‘RSC quality at fringe prices’ Troilus and Cressida, Edfringe 2016

‘Must-see show’ EdFringe2016

‘A cast of emerging talent.’

‘A masterclass in how to stage a Shakespeare tragedy’ Fringe Review 2016 

Patrons: Dame Harriet Walter & Penelope Moore

The Rose is an indoor archaeological site, it is advisable to dress with an extra layer as there is no heating. There are also no toilets so please use Shakespeare’s Globe just a few hundred metres away. 
Written by
William Shakespeare
Directed by
Kate Littlewood
Presented by
To the Elephant and Unfolds Theatre Present

Please arrive 15 minutes before the production starts to pay for or collect your tickets.

Booking Information


£15 Full / £12 Concs (OAP, Student or Equity - on presentation of valid ID) £10 Friends of The Rose or Southwark Residents – should apply directly to The Rose

Box Office

020 7261 9565