Director Peter Evans talks about the infamous lovers Antony & Cleopatra

Bell Shakespeare’s artist director joins stages to talk about one of the most famous lovers of all times and his latest work


In the ruthless, ever-expanding empire of Rome, Shakespeare creates an astonishing portrait of a love too great for the world.

Mark Antony is a hero in a post-heroic world. He is torn between duty and love; his responsibility to Rome and his new life in Egypt; to the world he helped conquer; and his passion for Cleopatra.

Complex, charismatic, fierce. Cleopatra is a mother, a lover, a Queen. A woman not to be defied.

Witness the insight and power of Catherine McClements (Phèdre) as she returns to Bell Shakespeare for one of the greatest roles ever written.

Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director, Peter Evans, continues to explore Shakespeare’s ability to take the greatest moments in history and make them profoundly personal.


By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Designer Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer Ben Cisterne
Composer & Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Movement & Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Voice Coach  Jess Chambers
Assistant Director  Penny Harpham
Associate Costume Designer  Emma Vine


Catherine McClements
Johnny Carr
Ray Chong Nee
Joseph Del Re
Lucy Goleby
Ursula Mills
Zindzi Okenyo
Gareth Reeves
Steve Rodgers
Jo Turner
Janine Watson

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