Antony & Cleopatra
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the famous fated couple. Simon Godwin (Twelfth Night, Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem) directs.
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.
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.’
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.
Talks and events
Director Simon Godwin Mon 1 Oct, 5.30pm
Setting the Scene: Antony & Cleopatra Tue 16 Oct, Wed 5 Dec or Thu 10 Jan, 5.30pm
Tim McMullan on Playing Enobarbus, Thu 29 November, 6pm
A Short History of the Roman Empire, Fri 7 Dec, 5.30pm
Exploring Antony & Cleopatra at the NT Mon 10 Dec, 10am – 3.30pm, or 11.30am – 5pm
Actors Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo Fri 11 Jan, 3pm
Antony & Cleopatra Student Conference Tue 15 January, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, Wed 16 Jan, 5.30pm