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Antony & Cleopatra

Barbican Theatre

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Known for his fresh and urgent interpretations of Shakespeare, Iqbal Khan returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct Josette Simon and Antony Byrne in the title roles of the Bard’s immortal tragedy Antony & Cleopatra. Picking up the story where Julius Caesar, also in the RSC’s Rome MMXVII London season, left off, Mark Antony has... View Article

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Known for his fresh and urgent interpretations of Shakespeare, Iqbal Khan returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct Josette Simon and Antony Byrne in the title roles of the Bard’s immortal tragedy Antony & Cleopatra.

Picking up the story where Julius Caesar, also in the RSC’s Rome MMXVII London season, left off, 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.

The plot is based on Thomas North’s translation of Plutarch’s Lives, and is mainly set in Rome and Egypt, with the character of Cleopatra renowned for her tragic grandeur.

Antony & Cleopatra is Khan’s first play for the RSC since his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012). Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula writes the music for the production.

Please note this production contains scenes of nudity.

We currently do not have any tickets for this show. For more information and tickets, please visit the show website. Access performances can be viewed in the calendar below.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 30/11/2017

Opening Night: 12/12/2017

Closing Night: 20/01/2018

Running time: 3h20, inc. interval

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We currently do not have any tickets for this show. For more information and tickets please visit the show's website.

Cast & Creative

Cast

Mark Antony - Antony Byrne

Cleopatra - Josette Simon

Mardian - Joseph Adelakun

Octavius Caesar - Ben Allen

Iras - Kristin Atherton

Soothsayer - Will Bliss

Pompey - David Burnett

Agrippa - James Corrigan

Menas - Paul Dodds

Lepidus - Patrick Drury

Alexas - Waleed Elgadi

Eros - Sean Hart

Charmian - Amber James

Menecrates - Luke MacGregor

Diomedes - Anthony Ofoegbu

Philo/Ventidius - Dharmesh Patel

Octavia - Lucy Phelps

Varrius/Demetrius - Jon Tarcy

Maecenas - Marcello Walton

Enobarbus - Andrew Woodall

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Creative

Director - Iqbal Khan

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Designer - Robert Innes Hopkins

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Movement Director - Villmore James

Sound - Carolyn Downing

Music By - Laura Mvula

Fights - Kev McCurdy

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