Concert Performance - a musical in development. Cleopatra was a charismatic woman who ruled Egypt in an age when the world was dominated by strong men, whose life simmered with splendour and sexual and political intrigue. Now this infamous Queen and lover is brought back to life in a musical with a soaring and lavish score by Lyndon Samuel ( 'Ghost Story') and book and lyrics by Robert Gould ('My Land's Shore'). 'Cleopatra' The Musical focuses on Cleopatra's conflict between her desire for power and her need to be loved, the dramatic war-torn politics of the times and the tragedy of the two men (Julius Caesar and Mark Antony) doomed by their love for her.Company Iris Theatre. Director Brendan Matthew.