The Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome season plays are not only connected by where they lay their scenes. Antony and Cleopatra picks up from where Julius Caesar leaves off – right at the height of the usurping Mark Antony’s success.
Antony Byrne offers a strong performance as the Roman general distracted from rule by love. Yet Josette Simon’s darkly sultry, fluid Cleopatra is set to steal the show as she did in Stratford .
If the reviews from the RSC run are to be believed, this is not the boldest take on Shakespeare you'll see, but it's more than worth seeing for 'a Cleopatra to die for'.
|What||Antony and Cleopatra, Barbican Centre|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Moorgate (underground)|
30 Nov 17 – 20 Jan 18, 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£10 - £57.50|
|Website||Click here to book now|