Read Reviews for National Theatre’s Antony and Cleopatra, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo

The Verdict   Read Reviews for National Theatre’s Antony and Cleopatra, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo
 
Simon Godwin directs the London production of the Shakespeare tragedy.
Antony_&_Cleopatra_National_Theatre_Production_Photo_2018_Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo in Antony & Cleopatra. Image by Johan Persson_HR.jpg
Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo Johan Persson

The National Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Tony winner Sophie Okonedo and Oscar nominee Ralph Fiennes, officially opened September 26 at the London venue’s Olivier Theatre.

The Simon Godwin-helmed staging is scheduled to run through January 19, 2019, with a cinema broadcast through the National’s NT Live program set for December 6.

Read reviews for the new production below.

The Evening Standard (Henry Hitchings)

The Guardian (Michael Billington)

Independent (Paul Taylor)

The Stage (Sam Marlowe)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

The cast also includes Fisayo Akinade, Alexander Cobb, Hiba Elchikhe, Henry Everett, Gerald Gyimah, Waleed Hammad, Tunji Kasim, Georgia Landers, Nicholas Le Prevost, Tim McMullan, Hannah Morrish, Shazia Nicholls, Gloria Obianyo, Nick Sampson, Katy Stephens, Alan Turkington, Ben Wiggins, Sam Woolf, and Sargon Yelda.

The production features sets by Hildegard Bechtler, costumes by Evie Gurney, lighting by Tim Lutkin, original music by Michael Bruce, movement direction by Jonathan Goddard and Shelley Maxwell, sound design by Christopher Shutt, video design by Luke Halls, and fight direction by Kev McCurdy.

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