The Crescent Theatre

Antony and Cleopatra  Ron Barber Studio

by William Shakespeare

8th -  12th November 2005 at 7.30pm (note early start time)

Matinee 12th at 2.15pm (note early start time)

£7.50, concessions £6.50

First Night Offer: Tuesday 8th -  all tickets £6

Driven by his passion for Cleopatra, Antony sacrifices his career, his friends and his standing in Rome to be with his Egyptian Queen.

 

A Will Of Power

This is a production that would grace any professional stage and Andrew Cowie bestrides it as a towering, prowling, soliloquising Antony – a man of moods, in whom fun and tenderness rub shoulders with steely resolve. Likewise Sarah-Jane McCaffrey is a Cleopatra of fire and Mark Thompson’s Caesar of solid, unflamboyant worth.

Norman Thackwray’s production is a thing of pace and vigour but it finds time for a glorious drunken scene built around Bob Carradine’s Lepidus. Brendan Stanley is a powerful Enobarbus, possibly the nearest Shakespeare came to providing the play with a chorus, and Cherie Rowe takes Charmian from giggling handmaid to confidante confronting regal tragedy. There is not a weak spot. It exudes confidence and untrammelled flair. It’s excellent and it runs until Saturday.

John Slim Birmingham Evening Mail 10 November 2005

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