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BBC Radio 3 Drama: Antony & Cleopatra - starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston - 20 April 7:30pm
One week from today the long-awaited broadcast of Antony & Cleopatra, starring Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston, will air on BBC Radio 3, 20 April, 7:30pm. The broadcast is going to be online available for approx. a week afterwards but just in case I’m gonna record it. Can’t wait for it, surely it’ll be brilliant!
Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston take the lead roles in this great tragedy of love and power, a new production to mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare.
Lovers, politicians, superstars. Antony and Cleopatra is Shakespeare’s late and epic tragedy of mature love and the catastrophic fall from grace and power that it brings about. Irresistibly drawn together, the couple are surrounded by friends, enemies, admirers and critics, none of who remain unscathed by the folly and heartbreak of this magnificent pair. As empires clash around them, their destiny seems inevitable: to love each other till death and even beyond.
This new production of Antony and Cleopatra marks the return of Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston’s Shakespearean partnership, last seen in their sold-out Macbeth at the Manchester International Festival in 2013.
A BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC Radio 3
Part of Radio 3′s celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The mature love affair of Antony and Cleopatra is followed next week by the tragic story of young love, Romeo and Juliet.
Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes
First broadcast: Sunday 20 April 2014