Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre · 18 SEP - 19 JAN

by William Shakespeare


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.’

Critic reviews

Okonedo and Fiennes are a magnificent match

The Guardian

Ralph Fiennes needs to loosen up in stirring revival of Shakespeare's epic drama

The Telegraph

Simon Godwin's production of the Shakespearian tragedy proves to be an astute and moving work

The Independent

Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes blaze and break your heart in an impeccably lucid production

The Stage

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have simmering chemistry

Evening Standard

Sophie Okonedo is a magnificent Cleopatra to Ralph Fiennes’s jaded Antony in this rollicking political thriller

Time Out

Fiennes excels but Okonedo steals the show in Simon Godwin’s cleverly staged version of Shakespeare’s witty epic

Financial Times

Okenedo’s Cleopatra is every bit the queen and this production luxuriates in her majesty

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 18 Sep - Sat 19 Jan, 1.30pm & 7pm


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