NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra

Sophie Okonedo tackles what Simon Russell Beale has described as the role he'd like to be female in order to play

Showing Times

Sun 06 Jan 14:00

Caesar and his assassins are dead and General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. At the edge of a war-torn empire, 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.

Well-cast Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power in this recording of the live broadcast from the National Theatre.  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.

Film Information

220 mins

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