Antony & Cleopatra (12A)
by William Shakespeare
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power, performances for which they won Best Actor and Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards in 2018.
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
Here's what The Times says: ‘The stage at the Olivier is huge but this production of Shakespeare’s great tragedy is as big as it and as spectacular. The entire endeavour shines but it is the couple at its heart that makes the play live or die and Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are simply terrific as the lovers who tempt fate one too many times.’
This extraordinary production has received 5 star reviews from The Times, Observer, Financial Times and WhatsOnStage and 4 star reviews from
Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Time Out, Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail and The Stage
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