Director Michael Boyd and the Ensemble played out their their 2010 production on a bare stage in the intimate setting of the Swan Theatre.

Antony and Cleopatra, 2010, directed by Michael Boyd.
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A bold and simple remix, these performances provided company and audience alike with an opportunity to explore this great, complext tragedy in a fresh light.

Cast and creatives

Charles Aitken - Ventidius 
Adam Burton - Scarus 
Brian Doherty - Enobarbus 
Darrell D'Silva - Antony 
Phillip Edgerley - Menas 
Geoffrey Freshwater - Agrippa 
Paul Hamilton - Diomedes
Greg Hicks - Soothsayer 
Ansu Kabia - Varrius 
Tunji Kasim - Mardian 
John Mackay - Octavius Caesar 
Sandy Neilson - Lepidus 
Sophie Russell - Octavia 
Clarence Smith - Pompey 
Katy Stephens - Cleopatra 
James Tucker - Maecenas
Larrington Walker - Alexas 
Jack Whitham - Eros
Hannah Young - Charmian 
Samantha Young - Iras

Creative team 
Director - Michael Boyd 
Designer - Tom Piper 
Lighting - Simon Spencer based on original lighting design by Wolfgang Göbbel 
Music - James Jones and John Woolf 
Movement - Anna Morrissey
Fights - Terry King
Sound - Andrew Franks


'A beautifully acted triumph... Darrell D'Silva's Antony marvellously captures the character's old ruffian recklessness and his warm, flawed humanity'
Daily Telegraph

'Pacey, lucid and energetic'

'Michael Boyd's revival of this difficult play has many fine qualities... speed, lightness, an inventive theatricality... the RSC Ensemble continues to grow in strength with fine performances from John Mackay as a tense, insecure Octavius and Brian Doherty as a brisk soldierly Enobarbus... Maecanas is invested by James Gale with a smooth authority.'

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