National Theatre’s Antony and Cleopatra available to stream tonight
The latest show to be streamed as part of the National Theatre at Home series can be watched online tonight, as Antony and Cleopatra is made available for one week.
The William Shakespeare play was last seen in the Olivier Theatre at the National in 2018, directed by Simon Godwin. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo played the fated titular couple in the epic production, with Okonedo earning an Olivier nomination for best actress for her performance as Cleopatra.
Antony and Cleopatra tells of General Mark Antony’s and queen Cleopatra’s relationship, but as they battle their personal and political duties, their love ultimately becomes a catalyst for war.
In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton commended the Academy Award-nominated performers, praising their “ferocious, impassioned urgency to this forever compelling story of the passionate and violent co-dependent relationship between the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Roman power broker Mark Antony.”
Including Twelfth Night, this week’s stream marks the second Shakespeare play as part of the series. Previous shows as part of the initiative include Frankenstein, Treasure Island and One Man Two Guvnors.
The stream will be available to watch from 7pm on 7th May, and will be online for a further week. You can watch Antony and Cleopatra via the link below.
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