Antony & Cleopatra

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

A National Theatre production

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Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

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.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and Hansard.

Show image photograph (Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo) by Jason Bell.

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo dazzle

Financial Times

Spectacular. Go and see it.

The Times

An outstanding production


Riveting. Both a Roman triumph and an Egyptian feast.

WhatsOnStage review

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Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have simmering chemistry.

Evening Standard

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Slick, stylish and action-packed.

Time Out

Fisayo Akinade (Eros).

Fisayo Akinade (Eros).

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