Theatre Breaks to see Antony & Cleopatra in Stratford-upon-Avon
The 2017 Spring/Summer season at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon continues on from Julius Caesar with the story of Mark Antony’s exploits in Egypt and most importantly his relationship with Cleopatra.
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power, but he begins to neglect his empire when he becomes enamoured with Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between both love and duty, Antony attempts to regain his power by marrying Octavia, but upon hearing the news his volitile mistress flies into a jealous rage with fatal consequences.
One of Shakespeare’s earlier plays, Antony and Cleopatra has become one of the most performed. In the 1972 film version the title roles were played by Charlon Heston and Hildegard Neil. Heston also adapted the screenplay.
Antony & Cleopatra Show Info
Where is it?
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre
When can I see it?
Playing in rep from 11th March to 7th September 2017 – check available dates