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. Politics and passion are violently intertwined in Shakespeare’s gripping tale of power.
‘Eternity was in our lips and eyes.’
Okonedo and Fiennes are a magnificent match
Ralph Fiennes needs to loosen up in stirring revival of Shakespeare's epic drama
Simon Godwin's production of the Shakespearian tragedy proves to be an astute and moving work
Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes blaze and break your heart in an impeccably lucid production
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have simmering chemistry
Sophie Okonedo is a magnificent Cleopatra to Ralph Fiennes’s jaded Antony in this rollicking political thriller
Fiennes excels but Okonedo steals the show in Simon Godwin’s cleverly staged version of Shakespeare’s witty epic
Okenedo’s Cleopatra is every bit the queen and this production luxuriates in her majesty