Antony and Cleopatra

5th to 8th August
Directed by Ian Wood

The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne
Burn'd on the water
— Enobarbus, Act II Sc 2

Mark Antony is one of the three most powerful men in the Roman Empire. But his late-flowering love for the Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, threatens the political allegiances that hold the empire together.

In Shakespeare’s full-blooded romance, Antony and Cleopatra are torn between their feelings as leaders and lovers, while allegiances form and break between the Roman and Egyptian armies.

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety.
— Enobarbus, Act II Sc 2

I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here importune death awhile, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay up thy lips
— Antony, Act IV Sc 15


Mark AntonyRichard Carwardine
EnobarbusSimon Bainbridge
DecretasJoseph Kao
CanidiusChris Mepham
ErosHenry Morris
DemetriusIan Wood
Octavius CaesarWill Long
OctaviaKatie Weatherall
MaecenasTony Shepherd
Proculeius AgrippaMartyn Wigley
DolabellaEd Long
ThidiasAndrew Frank
LepidusAndrew Frank
PompeyEd Long
MenasHenry Morris
CleopatraHeledd Hart
CharmianKathryn Daw
IrasAngharad Evans
AlexasGeorgina Ferry
MardianCynfelyn Wakefield
SoothsayerLinda Kirk
SeleucaJane Morris
CountrywomanAnn Christys
ServantsHermione Miltiadou & Ann Shepherd


DirectorIan Wood
Composers & Musical DirectorsRichard Morris & Henry Ward
Lighting Designer & Technical DirectorDavid Long
Stage CarpenterWilliam Martin
WardrobeStephanie Ross, Jane Kipling
PropsPenny Miltiadou, Ann Shepherd
PosterEd Long
Front of HouseEmma Hall, Jane Hall, Sue Jones, Penny Miltiadou, Janet Paynter


Clarinet/Tenor SaxAnn Macleod
RecorderAnn Christys
BassoonBen Hardy
Trumpet/GuitarDan Webster
KeyboardsHenry Ward, Jane Morris, Ed Long
PercussionAnn Christys, Ann Shepherd
ViolaBea Munby
Nightclub SingerJane Morris
Voices (Bacchanal)Simon Bainbridge, Richard Carwardine, Andrew Frank, Ed Long, Chris Mepham, Henry Morris, Tony Shepherd, Martyn Wigley