About Antony and Cleopatra

One of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, Antony & Cleopatra continues the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Rome season, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

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.

Known for his fresh and urgent interpretations of Shakespeare, Iqbal Khan directs Josette Simon and Antony Byrne in the title roles. Singer-songwriter Laura Mvula writes the music for the production.

Performance dates & times

Mon
  • 19:15
Tue
  • 19:15
Wed
  • 19:15
Thu
  • 13:30
  • 19:15
Fri
  • 19:15
Sat
  • 13:30
  • 19:15
Sun
  • -

Important Information

Audio described and captioned performance 8th January 2018 at 7:15pm

Barbican

Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.

Where is the theatre?

Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271
  • Parking: Aldersgate Street underground car park (10mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Beech Street) N76; (City Road) 43, 205, 214, 271
  • Nearest Tube: Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Take Goswell Road and turn right at Fann Street. Continue straight onto Fortune Street, before turning right at Whitecross Street and follow it all the way down to the theatre entrance.

  • Nearest Station: Moorgate

Available facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible