One of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, Antony & Cleopatra continues the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rome season, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he neglects his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, his military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
Known for his fresh and urgent interpretations of Shakespeare, Iqbal Khan directs Josette Simon and Antony Byrne in the title roles. Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula writes the music for the production.
3 hours 17mins/including an interval
8 Jan, 7.15pm Audio-described and captioned performance
12 Jan, 7.15pm BSL semi-integrated signed performance The interpreter is in costume and up close with the actors, allowing for a more immersive experience.
12 Jan Post-show talk
20-21 Jan 2018, 10.30am-4.30pm Weekend Lab Join RSC Director Iqbal Kahn for an intensive practical weekend in response to his production of Antony & Cleopatra. £85, includes a ticket to Antony & Cleopatra on Saturday 20 Jan evening performance. Bursary places available.