About RSC: Antony and Cleopatra
A tempestuous love affair struggles to survive as power politics and the demands of
Ancient Rome and Egypt tear these two great leaders apart.
Associate Artist Harriet Walter plays Cleopatra. Her recent RSC roles include Beatrice in
Much Ado About Nothing and Lady Macbeth opposite Antony Sher.
Artist Patrick Stewart plays Antony, and also appears as Prospero in Rupert Goold's
production of The Tempest.
'Gregory Doran's magnificent production brings piercing intelligence to the central
relationship…Patrick Stewart's superb Antony and Harriet Walter's mesmerising Cleopatra.
The real triumph of the production lies in allowing us to see Shakespeare’s epic with fresh unclouded eyes’ - Guardian
'An absolutely storming Antony and Cleopatra’ - Sunday Times