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Antony and Cleopatra - Globe Tickets

For the first time in ten years, this iconic classic returns.
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Antony and Cleopatra - Globe Tickets

About Antony and Cleopatra - Globe

Don't miss the exciting new bilingual production of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Antony and Cleopatra, in spoken English and British Sign Language. Book Antony and Cleopatra tickets on TodayTix.

At the Globe Theatre, see the talented cast, including Broadway World UK Award-winning actress Nadia Nadarajah (As You Like It) in the role of Cleopatra and John Hollingworth (Poldark) in his Globe debut in the role of Mark Antony. The exceptional ensemble includes Tom Simper, Peter Landi, Mark Donald, Nadeem Islam, William Grint, Gabin Kongolo, Gabriella Leon, Rhiannon May, Esther McAuley, Zoë McWhinney, Daniel Millar, and Bert Seymour.

The play also includes a fantastic creative team, including director Blanche McIntyre (Measure for Measure), BSL coach Adam Bassett (Julius Caesar), Olivier-nominated choreographer Mark Smith (The Little Big Things), and composer Tim Sutton (Twelfth Night).

Antony and Cleopatra in London tells the story of love, power, loyalty, and betrayal as Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, and Mark Antony, one of Rome's leaders, fall in love despite their differences. As tensions rise between Rome and Egypt, miscommunications occur, and the consequences could have devastating impacts.

Start date

4th August, 2024

End date

15th September, 2024

Age

All Ages. Please note: some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

Production note
The play contains depictions of suicide, scenes of violence and war, and misogynoir references.

Venue

Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9DT

Directions

Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: London Bridge
Directions from tube: Exit the station, following signs for the River Thames/South Bank. As you reach the river, head west and the Globe is by the Tate Modern on the south side of the river.

More information about Antony and Cleopatra - Globe

Antony and Cleopatra is a play by William Shakespeare. The story is based on the 1579 English translation of Plutarch's Parallel Lives. The King's Men first performed the play around 1607 at either the Globe Theatre or Blackfriars Theatre.

The play has been a theatre hit throughout the centuries, including many notable performances from theatre greats, such as the 1951 production starring Laurence Olivier as Antony and Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra. In 1987, Anthony Hopkins and Judi Dench starred in the play at the Royal National Theatre, and Dench earned an Olivier Award for her role as Cleopatra.

As with many of Shakespeare's plays, Antony and Cleopatra has inspired numerous other creative works. Many television and film adaptations have been made, including the first, released in 1908, starring Maurice Costello and Florence Lawrence. The 1963 film Cleopatra, based on the play, starred Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor and earned three Academy Awards.

What to watch for

  • The play has inspired multiple musical adaptations, including Ethel Smyth's Overture to Antony and Cleopatra, which premiered in 1890. More recently, in 2022, an opera version by John Adams premiered.
  • In 1947, Katharine Cornell earned a Tony Award for her portrayal of Cleopatra in the Broadway production that ran for 126 shows.
  • Until 1660 the role of Cleopatra was always performed by a young male actor.
  • Antony and Cleopatra largely inspired John Dryden's 1677 play, All for Love.

Frequently asked questions

What is Antony and Cleopatra - Globe about?

Antony and Cleopatra comes to the Globe Theatre stage for the first time in 10 years in a groundbreaking new bilingual production in spoken English and British Sign Language.

How do you get tickets for Antony and Cleopatra - Globe?

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Which theatre is Antony and Cleopatra - Globe at?

Antony and Cleopatra - Globe is at London's Globe Theatre.

What is the age recommendation for Antony and Cleopatra - Globe?

All Ages. Please note: some of Shakespeare’s Plays explore scenes which some children may find upsetting.

How much are tickets for Antony and Cleopatra - Globe?

Antony and Cleopatra - Globe tickets start at £8.

Who wrote Antony and Cleopatra?

William Shakespeare is the show’s playwright.

Who directed Antony and Cleopatra?

Blanche McIntyre (Measure for Measure) directs the show.

Is Antony and Cleopatra appropriate for kids?

There is no age guideline for the show, but please note that there are themes and scenes related to suicide.

Is Antony and Cleopatra good?

Antony and Cleopatra is a fantastic Shakespearean play that has earned numerous awards and accolades through the centuries. This groundbreaking performance is in British Sign Language and spoken English and includes an exceptional cast and creative team.

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