Antony & Cleopatra is next National Theatre At Home lockdown streaming

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Academy Award nominees Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the lead roles in one of William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies.

Antony & Cleopatra will be shown on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm as part of National Theatre At Home.

National Theatre At Home is the National’s new initiative to screen a selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions on YouTube for free over the next two months

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Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony (Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter, The English Patient) now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo The Hollow Crown, Mrs Mandela) and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war. Politics and passion are violently intertwined in Shakespeare’s gripping tale of power.

Spokeswoman Elaine Jones said: “During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, National Theatre At Home is providing access to content online for audiences to watch from their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube every Thursday at 7pm and they will then be available on demand for seven days.

“Alongside the streamed productions, National Theatre At Home will also feature the National Theatre at Home Quiz, to be played from home featuring familiar faces from the world of stage and screen as the quizmasters. On the final Monday of each month people will be able join the virtual quiz directly from their homes via the NT’s YouTube channel and Facebook page live at 7pm.”

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