Olivier (National Theatre) West End Greater London
Antony and Cleopatra tells of the overwhelming passions of two magnetic personalities who hold the destiny of a third of the world in their hands. Antony is a warrior and a lover, torn between his military duties and the erotic charms of the sensuous Egyptian court. At the heart is Cleopatra. "Serpent of old Nile", storym and unpredictable. Their love eventually triumphs with their noble deaths, but not before all else is lost. Helen's first stage appearance since 1994. Performers Helen Mirren (Cleopatra), Alan Rickman (Antony), Alan Bates (Ceasar). AuthorShakespeare.DirectorSean Mathias.