Harriet Walter on stage with arms outstretched dressed in a white and gold dress.

Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

Antony and Cleopatra written around 1606 is one of Shakespeare’s great historical love stories. Antony is captivated by Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Gossip and scandal leads to plots of murder and battles.

Past productions

Our productions of Antony and Cleopatra over the years have included many famous actors playing the title roles: Michael Redgrave and Peggy Ashcroft in 1953; Richard Johnson and Janet Suzman in 1972; Alan Howard and Glenda Jackson in 1978; Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren in 1982; and Patrick Stewart and Harriet Walter in 2006.