NT Live: Antony and Cleopatra on Sunday 13th January 2019
This is an Encore Screening
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.
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.
Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
Show image photograph (Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo) by Jason Bell
‘Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo dazzle.’
‘Spectacular. Go and see it. You won’t be sorry.’
‘Riveting. Both a Roman triumph and an Egyptian feast.’
‘Not to be missed. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo offer blazing star power.’
‘An epic production filled with passion.’
‘Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have simmering chemistry.’
‘Slick, stylish and action-packed.’
‘Dressed like a diva from the golden age of Hollywood, Okonedo revels in Cleopatra’s contradictory nature, capturing her wit and vanity... Okonedo is magical in the first half, and Fiennes dominates the second. His Antony is memorably intense.’
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