Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012), with Josette Simon taking on the role of Cleopatra and Antony Byrne that of Antony.
★★★★ “This Antony & Cleopatra is the best I’ve ever seen” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Josette Simon is a Cleopatra to die for” Observer
★★★★ “Antony Byrne is the alpha male we’ve been looking for” Daily Mail
This is a live SCREENING of the theatre performance, recorded live on 24th May, 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon.