Antony & Cleopatra


Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.
Antony & Cleopatra at National Theatre

Photo (Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo) by Jason Bell


Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - tragedy
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Closes: Saturday 19 January 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.


Politics and passion are violently intertwined in Shakespeare's gripping tale of power.


'Eternity was in our lips and eyes.'


Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the famous fated couple.


Simon Godwin (Twelfth Night, Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem) directs.


National Theatre Live broadcast on Thu 6 Dec.


Production supported by Areté Foundation / Betsy & Ed Cohen, Mary M. Miner and the Antony & Cleopatra production appeal.


Synopsis


Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome.


But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 18 September 2018

Press night:Wednesday 26 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 19 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 18 - 25 September

£47 - £15


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£62, £54, £44, £31, £15


Friday & Saturday eves

£67, £58, £48, £34, £18


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 19 October, 7pm

Sat 20 October, 1.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour

Sat 1 December, 1.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Mon 3 December, 7pm

Sat 8 December, 1.30pm

Wed 2 January, 1.30pm


Cast


Fisayo Akinade

Alexander Cobb

Ralph Fiennes

Tunji Kasim

Georgia Landers

Nichola Le Prevost

Tim McMullan

Gloria Obianyo

Sophie Okonedo

Katy Stephens


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Composer: Michael Bruce
Director: Simon Godwin
Set designer: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting: Tim Lutkin
Sound: Christopher Shutt
Fight director: Kev McCurdy
Movement: Jonathan Goddard and Shelley Maxwell
Video designer: Luke Halls

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