Release Date:

Feb 2018

Sound Format:

LPCM 2.0, DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio

Catalog Number:


Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Company)

Josette Simon (Cleopatra); Antony Byrne (Mark Antony); David Burnett (Pompey); James Corrigan (Agrippa); Ben Allen (Octavius Caesar); Andrew Woodall (Enobarbus); Patrick Drury (Lepidus); David Burnett (Pompey); Lucy Phelps (Octavia); Kristin Atherton (Iras); Paul Dodds (Menas); Aleed Elgadi (Alexas);

​Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached theheights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life ofdecadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance desertshim, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

Scarus/Mardian - Joseph Adelakun

Octavius Caesar  Ben Allen

Iras - Kristin Atherton

Soothsayer - Will Bliss

Pompey - David Burnett

Mark Antony - Antony Byrne

Agrippa - James Corrigan

Menas - Paul Dodds

Lepidus/Schoolmaster - Patrick Drury

Alexas - Waleed Elgadi

Eros - Sean Hart

Charmian - Amber James

Proculeius/Menecrates - Luke MacGregor

Diomedes - Anthony Ofoegbu

Ventidius - Dharmesh Patel

Octavia - Lucy Phelps

Cleopatra - Josette Simon

Demetrius - Jon Tarcy

Maecenas - Marcello Walton

Enobarbus - Andrew Woodall

Director - Iqbal Khan

Music - Laura Mvula


"Richly textured, with big saucy acting... Antony Byrne is the alpha male we’ve been looking for... Josette Simon’s historic Queen of the Nile epitomizes Iqbal Khan’s deluxe production... a lavish production – aided by Laura Mvula’s seductive score." (The Daily Mail ★★★★)

"Josette Simon is a Cleopatra to die for…an extraordinarily physical performance... Special mention must be made of Ben Allen’s Caesar. Intelligent, sensitive and personable, his nuanced delivery is exceptional... This production would make a fine introduction to the play, and it ends spectacularly." (The Observer ★★★★)

"This Antony & Cleopatra is the best I’ve ever seen... Constant, gripping quality of a political thriller…a palpable hit." (Evening Standard ★★★★)

"Josette Simon seems born to play Cleopatra." (The Guardian)

"Magnificent set by Robert Innes Hopkins, lit beautifully by Tim Mitchell... A stylish, exotic score by RSC debutant composer Laura Mvula... Bravado-laced performance from Antony Byrne... The clever and dynamic set serves the story superbly, as well as being sumptuous in its own right." (WhatsOn Stage)