Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra picks up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony (Antony Byrne) 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 (Josette Simon). Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the RSC to direct this dynamic and richly textured production of Antony and Cleopatra, to be recorded live in 2017, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).