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Antony and Cleopatra

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in this great tragedy of love and power, part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare.

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.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Last on

Sun 28 Dec 2014 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Writer William Shakespeare
Antony Kenneth Branagh
Cleopatra Alex Kingston
Octavius Caesar Geoffrey Streatfield
Enobarbus Robert Pugh
Lepidus Nigel Anthony
Agrippa Simon Armstrong
Dolabella Matthew Gravelle
Proculeius Alun Raglan
Octavia/Iras Priyanga Burford
Philo Richard Clifford
Pompey Richard Harrington
Charmian Janice Acquah
Alexas Don Gilet
Mardian Ewan Bailey
Eros/Messenger Will Howard
Soothsayer/Snakeman Peter Polycarpou
Composer Elizabeth Purnell
Director Alison Hindell

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