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Antony & Cleopatra

Royal Shakespeare Company

RSC Rome: Antony & Cleopatra

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 20mins/including an interval

8 Jan, 7.15pm 
Audio-described and captioned performance.
Touch tour at 5.15pm

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. Watch the BSL synopsis here.

12 Jan
Post-show talk

20-21 Jan 2018, 10.30am-4.30pm
Weekend Lab
Join RSC Director Iqbal Khan 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.

Presented by the Barbican 
The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation


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