RSC LIVE: Antony & Cleopatra (LIVE)
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).
For live broadcasts, performances start promptly, so please arrive 20 minutes before. Latecomers will not be admitted.
Josette Simon is a Cleopatra to die for’ – ★★★★ – Observer
‘This Antony & Cleopatra is the best I’ve ever seen’– ★★★★- Evening Standard
‘A lavish production – aided by Laura Mvula’s seductive score’ – ★★★★- Daily Mail