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.
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