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Antony & Cleopatra


Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he neglects his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.
Antony & Cleopatra at Barbican Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy

Director:
Iqbal Khan

Author:
William Shakespeare

Production:
Royal Shakespeare Company

Music:
Laura Mvula

Running time: 3 hrs 17 mins

Age suitability:
Not available

Synopsis


One of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, Antony & Cleopatra continues the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rome season, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.


Following Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power.


Now he neglects his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.


Torn between love and duty, his military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.


Known for his fresh and urgent interpretations of Shakespeare, Iqbal Khan directs Josette Simon and Antony Byrne in the title roles.


Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula writes the music for the production.


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Barbican Centre
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London EC2Y 8DS

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Dates


Previews from: Thursday 30 November 2017

Press night: -

Closes: Saturday 20 January 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

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Access information


Audio‑described and captioned performance:

8 Jan, 7‑15pm


Cast


Josette Simon

Antony Byrne


Creatives


Director: Iqbal Khan
Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Sound: Carolyn Downing
Fight director: Kev McCurdy
Movement: Villmore James
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