Antony & Cleopatra: National Theatre of London


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jan 13 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre of London
Run Time:3 hours, 30 minutes (including 2 intermissions)
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Ralph Fiennes
Sophie Okonedo


Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

The National Theatre’s blockbuster, receiving multiple five-star reviews, is slick, stylish and modern with a huge revolving set (including a swimming pool on stage), a big supporting cast and gorgeous costumes, and real snakes on stage.

In the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination, General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. Having neglected his political duties whilst in Egypt, Antony returns to Rome, to attempt to restore his political position. Torn between his duty to Rome and his devotion to Cleopatra, Antony’s actions spark a war which threatens to destroy their love.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production.

“Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo dazzle.” – Financial Times

“Spectacular. Go and see it. You won’t be sorry.” – The Times

“An outstanding production. Brings the play to life in new ways.” – Observer

“Riveting. Both a Roman triumph and an Egyptian feast.” – WhatsOnStage