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You can catch Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre, Olivier, showing Opens September 1, 2018

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Antony and Cleopatra

Closed January 20, 2018

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Why See Antony and Cleopatra?

Antony and Cleopatra

Picking up where Julius Caesar ended, Mark Antony is at the hight of his power following Caesar's assassination. However, he leaves his empire for a life of seduction and decadence with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Mark Antony becomes torn between love and duty, as his military brilliant deserts him his relationship with Cleopatra is thrown into danger.

As part of the RSC's Rome Season at the Barbican Centre in London, Antony and Cleopatra is the third play in the 2017 winter season. Iqbal Khan, returns to direct this story of love, duty and tragedy. This season will take a chronological approach to Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, following some key characters the season will document the rise and fall of the worlds biggest empire.

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Opening night: 30 November 2017

Cast and Creative


Marc Antony - Antony Byrne 

Cleopatra - Josette Simon


Iqbal Khan - Director


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