Antony & Cleopatra
Drama

Barbican

Antony & Cleopatra

30 Nov 2017 - 20 Jan 2018

£39.00 - £64.00

Pro reviewers rating
7 reviews

3.3 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

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Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he neglects his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, his military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

One of Shakespeare’s greatest love storiescontinues the RSC’s Rome season, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.
 

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Barbican [Off West End]

“Khan’s production is as upstanding... What it lacks in adventure it makes up for in clarity... Simon: fascinating.”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

“Incredible ensemble... A formidable pairing for the ages... Rich harmonies attend on Cleopatra, arranged beautifully by Mvula.”

Broadway World (other reviewers)

“Transformation is the key to Simon’s performance... she moves from early mocking japery towards final grandeur. ”

Tom Birchenough (Arts Desk)

“A very Hollywood notion of historical authenticity... so retro-opulent you half expect a thundering chariot, or Elizabeth Taylor”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“The highlight here is Josette Simon’s exotically accented, sexy and, at times, quite bonkers portrayal of the Egyptian queen.”

Ann Treneman (Times)

“An endlessly varied performance by Simon... kittenish... dignified... Explores the ways that Cleopatra controls her own image.”

Alice Saville (Time Out, Independent)

“Khan’s production is competent but uninspired... Interest frequently sags when the titular couple are off stage.”

Michael Arditti (Express)

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