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The Tragedy of Coriolanus Beijing People's Art Theatre

Supported by The Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China
The KT Wong Foundation

20 - 21 August
  • Language: 
    Mandarin with English supertitles
  • Running time: 
    2 hours, 50 minutes

European Premiere

Brilliant General Caius Martius returns to Rome a hero. Having conquered the city of Corioles he is named Coriolanus and persuaded to run for Consul. However, when he is rejected by the ‘common people’ Coriolanus vows to destroy Rome and joins forces with his enemy Aufidius to mount an attack.

With live music by two of China’s leading heavy metal bands – Miserable Faith and Suffocated – innovative Chinese director Lin Zhaohua creates an epic night of theatre that re-interprets Shakespeare’s tragedy for the 21st century. Pu Cunxin, one of China’s most famous actors, brings the rebel General vividly to life.

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The Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3AA

Supported by The Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China

The KT Wong Foundation

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By William Shakespeare
Translated by Ying Roucheng

Beijing People's Art Theatre

Lin Zhaohua Director and lighting designer
Yi Liming Director, lighting and set designer

Cast includes Pu Cunxin, Jing Hao, Li Zhen, Fu Jia

Image: Stuart Armitt


This event was part of a previous Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The Festival 2014 programme is now live. Visit the events block to find out more. Public bookings will open on Saturday 29 March.

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