Why See Anthony and Cleopatra?
a stunning new bilingual production
Two Empires are forever linked by a love affair that threatens to burn both to the ground as Shakespeare's monumental chronicle of love, desire, duty and politics makes its welcome return to the Globe after a decade away in this boundary-pushing new production, presented in both spoken English and British Sign Language. Starring Nadia Nadarajah and directed by Blanche McIntyre alongside Charlotte Arrowsmith, prepare to journey into the heart of one of history's most intriguing partnerships.
What is the story?
Mark Anthony lives a luxurious life of decadence in Egypt, conducting an historic affair with the nation's ruler Cleopatra. But when a message arrives from Rome with news of his wife's passing, he must return to the city to quash a growing rebelling by Pompey. Realizing that an alliance is the only viable way to secure his power, Anthony becomes betrothed to Ceasar's sister Octavia, inflaming the jealous Cleopatra. But the lovers' bond is strong and may just lead them to ruin and tragedy...
Opening night: 4 August 2024
Presented in Spoken English and BSL
And before you stop reading
The play contains depictions of suicide, scenes of violence and war, and misogynoir references.
You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.
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