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Duration: 3 hrs 40mins
In a tragic fight between devotion & duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Politics and passion are violently intertwined in Shakespeare’s gripping tale of power. ‘Eternity was in our lips and eyes.’ Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) play the famous fated couple. Simon Godwin (Twelfth Night, Man and Superman, The Beaux' Stratagem) directs this National Theatre Live production.