National Theatre Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Saturday, March 30 - Monday, April 1, 2019

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

Recorded 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.

Part of our series National Theatre Live: Winter 2019.

  • Country UK
  • Year 2018
  • Running Time 220 minutes
  • Director Simon Godwin
  • Writer William Shakespeare (play)
  • Cast Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo, Tim McMullan