The Royal Shakespeare Company gives Shakespeare's play Coriolanus. This is a full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield and transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
Shakespeare’s gory revenge presents us with murder as entertainment. As the body count piles up, the tragedy poses questions about the nature of sexuality, family, class and society. David Troughton leads the cast.
Antony and Cleopatra
Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.
The RSC transfer their major new production of Julius Caesar to the Noel Coward Theatre in London this August as part of the celebrations for the World Shakespeare Festival.