Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra

The most famous couple that ever lived. Antony and Cleopatra.

In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world.

Mark Antony is a hero in a post-heroic world. He is torn between duty and love; his responsibility to Rome and his new life in Egypt; to the world he helped conquer; and his passion for Cleopatra.

Complex, charismatic, fierce. Cleopatra is a mother, a lover, a Queen. A woman not to be defied.

Witness the insight and power of Catherine McClements (Phèdre) as she returns to Bell Shakespeare for one of the greatest roles ever written.

Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director, Peter Evans, continues to explore Shakespeare’s ability to take the greatest moments in history and make them profoundly personal.

We’ve got everything you need to get up to speed on all things Antony and CleopatraClick here to read our handy At A Glance guide.

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By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Ben Cisterne
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Voice Coach  Jess Chambers
Assistant Director  Penny Harpham
Associate Costume Designer  Emma Vine


Catherine McClements
Johnny Carr
Ray Chong Nee
Joseph Del Re
Lucy Goleby
Ursula Mills
Zindzi Okenyo
Gareth Reeves
Steve Rodgers
Jo Turner
Janine Watson


See below for information on our performances of Antony and Cleopatra for schools.

School Matinees
Wednesday 14 March 1pm
Tuesday 20 March 11am
Wednesday 28 March 11am
Thursday 5 April 1pm

In Conversation with the Director:
Thursday 8 February, 6pm – 7pm (free event) PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

In Conversation with the cast:
Tuesday 10 April, 6pm – 7pm (free event)

School Matinees
Thursday 3 May 11am
Thursday 10 May 11am
In Conversation with the cast:
Sunday 29 April, 1pm – 2pm (free event)

– School matinees are $30 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students. Additional teacher tickets at student prices. GST not applicable.
– Limited number of discounted tickets available in evening performances. Conditions apply. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.
– Australian Curriculum-linked classroom resources will be made available.

For more information or to make a schools booking contact Bell Shakespeare Learning.
Tel: 1300 305 730
1300 552 271
PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000

| 3 March – 7 April 2018
In Conversation (free event): Thursday 8 February, 6pm – 7pm

CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE | 12 – 21 April 2018
In Conversation (free event): Tuesday 10 April, 6pm – 7pm

ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE | 26 April – 13 May 2018
In Conversation (free event): Sunday 29 April, 1pm – 2pm


Antony and Cleopatra