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Antony and Cleopatra

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston take the lead roles in this great tragedy of love and power, a new production to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare.

Lovers, politicians, superstars. Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare's late and epic tragedy of mature love and the catastrophic fall from grace and power that it brings about. Irresistibly drawn together, the couple are surrounded by friends, enemies, admirers and critics, none of who remain unscathed by the folly and heartbreak of this magnificent pair. As empires clash around them, their destiny seems inevitable: to love each other till death and even beyond.

This new production of Antony and Cleopatra marks the return of Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston's Shakespearean partnership, last seen in their sold-out Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival in 2013.

A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 3

First broadcast in April 2014.

Release date:

2 hours, 25 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Dec 2014 21:00


Role Contributor
WriterWilliam Shakespeare
AntonyKenneth Branagh
CleopatraAlex Kingston
Octavius CaesarGeoffrey Streatfeild
EnobarbusRobert Pugh
LepidusNigel Anthony
AgrippaSimon Armstrong
DolabellaMatthew Gravelle
ProculeiusAlun Raglan
Octavia/IrasPriyanga Burford
PhiloRichard Clifford
PompeyRichard Harrington
CharmianJanice Acquah
AlexasDon Gilet
MardianEwan Bailey
Eros/MessengerWill Howard
Soothsayer/SnakemanPeter Polycarpou
ComposerElizabeth Purnell
DirectorAlison Hindell

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