Shakespeare’s Globe have announced the full casting for Jonathan Munby’s Antony & Cleopatra. Clive Wood will take the role of Marc Antony and Eve Best will play Cleopatra.
Two lovers are blown apart by love and war
Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.
Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breathtaking beauty and magnificence.
Cast: Ignatius Anthony – Maecenas, Peter Bankolé – Messenger/Eros, Eve Best – Cleopatra, Jonathan Bonnici – Soothsayer/Thidias/Clown, Philip Correia – Pompey/Dolabella, Jolyon Coy – Octavius Caesar, Phil Daniels – Enobarbus, Kammy Darweish – Alexas/Menecrates, Paul Hamilton – Ventidius, James Hayes – Lepidus/Canidius/Schoolmaster, Rosie Hilal – Octavia / Iras, Sean Jackson – Menas/Proculeius, Daniel Rabin – Agrippa, Sirine Saba – Charmian, Obioma Ugoala – Mardian/Scarus, Clive Wood – Antony.
Antony & Cleopatra By William Shakespeare
From 17th May 2014
Creatives: Directed by Jonathan Munby, Designed by Colin Richmond, Composed by Jules Maxwell
Monday 7th April 2014