Shakespeare’s Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony come to life on Laois stage

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Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Anton come to life on Laois stage

National Theatre Live presents Antony & Cleopatra, at the Dunamaise Arts Centre this week.

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But 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.

The play will be performed on Thursday, December 6, at 7pm, tickets are priced €15/€12.

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