Antony & Cleopatra
By William Shakespeare
From 17 May 2014
£15 - £42 seats
3 hours including interval
Schoolmaster /Snake Man
Octavia / Iras
Please note: this production has now closed.
Two lovers are blown apart by love and war
Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.
Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breathtaking beauty and magnificence.
‘Eve Best...superb...Clive Wood...on vigorous form’
‘A fleet, intelligent production’
'A fine production, which brings Shakespeare's gorgeously written melodrama downto earth in the best sort of way'