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Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, James Bond: Spectre) and Sophie Okonedo (Chimerica, Hotel Rwanda) play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

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.

Simon Godwin (Hansard, Twelfth Night) directed this critically acclaimed production at the National Theatre in 2018.

This filmed performance was given a BBFC rating of 12A and contains some staged violence and flashing lights.

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

Running Time: 3 hour 10 mins with a very short interval.

The streaming performance of Antony & Cleopatra begins on May 7th at 2:oo pm EST time. It will be available until 2:oopm EST on Thursday, May 14th but you’ll need to start watching by 10:45 am EST time on May 14th to ensure you see it all.

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