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Antony & Cleopatra

William Shakespeare

Reviews for Julius Caesar and Antony & Cleopatra

Julius Caesar Reviews

★★★★

'Everything about this production feels right'

Guardian

'Martin Hutson's brilliant Cassius...James Corrigan's Mark Antony is a calculating cynic'

Guardian

'The great virtue of the production is its nuanced portrayal of the divisions among those conspiring against a dictatorial Caesar.'

guardian

'All roads lead to Rome'

guardian

★★★★

‘Terrific…Angus Jackson’s production is hot-blooded and exciting.’

Mail on Sunday

‘Andrew Woodall is a truly imperious tyrant…James Corrigan’s Mark Antony has the crowd round his little finger…Martin Hutson’s lean, calculating Cassius is truly outstanding.’

Mail on Sunday

★★★★

'Julius Caesar is helmed by Angus Jackson – and he's brought something with him that delivers a spark of new fire in the air'

whatsonstage

'The raw power of its delivery and the spectacle of this conspiratorial tragedy make it so much more than an invocation of Trumpian machinations.'

whatsonstage

'Robert Innes Hopkins's magisterial set evokes imperialism at its grandest and functions brilliantly as both the public face of Rome and the crumbling ruins outside its walls. But it is enhanced by the sensitive and articulate lighting of Tim Mitchell, the sound design of Carolyn Dowling and the subtle, evocative music of Mira Calix.'

whatsonstage

'A large cast of extras creating heaps of atmosphere'

whatsonstage

'At the heart of the show is a triumvirate of excellent performances...the laurel wreaths really belong to James Corrigan, Alex Waldmann and Martin Hutson as Mark Antony, Brutus and Cassius respectively. All rising young stars of the RSC, this trio spar and spark off each other with volatility, energy and real commitment, and they are a joy to watch.'

whatsonstage

'The portents for the forthcoming season at the RSC are promising indeed.'

whatsonstage

‘Martin Hutson’s intense, intelligent and persuasively butch Cassius’

Daily Mail

Antony & Cleopatra Reviews

★★★★

‘This Antony & Cleopatra is the best I’ve ever seen’

Evening Standard

‘Constant, gripping quality of a political thriller…a palpable hit’

Evening Standard

★★★★

‘Josette Simon is a Cleopatra to die for…an extraordinarily physical performance’

Observer

‘Special mention must be made of Ben Allen’s Caesar. Intelligent, sensitive and personable, his nuanced delivery is exceptional.’

observer

‘This production would make a fine introduction to the play, and it ends spectacularly’

Observer

★★★★

‘Richly textured, with big saucy acting’

Daily Mail

‘Antony Byrne is the alpha male we’ve been looking for’

Daily Mail

‘Josette Simon’s historic Queen of the Nile epitomizes Iqbal Khan’s deluxe production’

Daily Mail

‘a lavish production – aided by Laura Mvula’s seductive score’

Daily Mail

'Josette Simon seems born to play Cleopatra'

Guardian

'Magnificent set by Robert Innes Hopkins, lit beautifully by Tim Mitchell'

Whatsonstage

'A stylish, exotic score by RSC debutant composer Laura Mvula'

whatsonstage

'Bravado-laced performance from Antony Byrne'

whatsonstage

'The clever and dynamic set serves the story superbly, as well as being sumptuous in its own right.'

Whatsonstage