Watch National Theatre’s Antony & Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo online for free

The National Theatre’s production of Antony & Cleopatra is available now to stream online for free.

At the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, James Bond: Spectre) and Sophie Okonedo (Chimerica, Hotel Rwanda) play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Antony & Cleopatra is streaming for free from 7PM UK time from Thursday 7 May.

You can watch it on YouTube above. The production will be available until 7pm UK time on Thursday 14 May 2020. It is subtitled and the running time is 3 hours.

The full cast features Tunji Kasim, Katy Stephens, Sophie Okonedo, Ralph Fiennes, Fisayo Akinade, Gloria Obianyo, Georgia Landers, Hiba Elchikhe, Tim McMullan, Ben Wiggins, Shazia Nicholls, Nicholas Le Prevost, Sam Woolf, Sargon Yelda, Gerald Gyimah, Waleed Hammad, Nick Sampson, Hannah Morrish, Alan Turkington, Alexander Cobb, Henry Everett, Samuel Arnold and Catherine Deevy.

This filmed performance was given a BBFC rating of 12A and contains some staged violence and flashing lights.

The online stream is part of the National Theatre at Home initiative. Although free to watch, donations to the National Theatre, or your local theatre are encouraged.

You can donate to the National Theatre online here.

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