Antony and Cleopatra


by William Shakespeare


This RSC production opened at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 29 October 1992.  It played in repertoire for the rest of the Stratford season and transferred to the Barbican Theatre in London, opening on 26th May 1993 and playing in repertoire until 4th September.

Creative Team

Director - John Caird
Designer - Sue Blane
Lighting Designer - David Hersey
Music - Ilona Sekacz
Sound - Paul Slocombe
Movement Director – Ian Spink
Fight Director – Malcolm Ransom
Music Director – John Woolf
Assistant Director - Nigel Ward
Design Assistant – Robin Stapley
Company Voice Work - Andrew Wade &Lyn Darnley

Stage Manager – Neil Constable
Deputy Stage Manager – Peter Doubleday
Assistant Stage Manager – Nikki Ashley


Antony – Richard Johnson
Domitius Enobarbus – Paul Jesson
Eros – Peter de Jersey
Canidius – James Walker
Scarus – Colin Starkey
Schoolmaster – Griffith Jones
Decretas – John Hodgkinson
Soldiers – Chris Crooks

Cleopatra – Clare Higgins
Charmian – Claire Benedict
Iras – Susie Lee Hayward
Mardian – Nick Holder
Alexas – Nick Kemp
Soothsayer – Jasper Britton
Messenger – Alan Cox
Diomedes – Maxwell Hutcheon
Attendants – Elizabeth Renihan
Caesarion – Neil Skellern/Ben Steele
Alexander – Andrew Douglas/Adrian Hutchings
Ptolemy – Alex Wilman/Stefan Straub
Boy – Curtis Mason/Mandip Jheetah

Octavius Caesar – John Nettles
Octavia, his sister – Phyllida Hancock
Maecenas – Roger Frost
Agrippa – Andrew Jarvis
Proculeius – David Burt
Dolabella – Dominic Mafham
Thidias – James Connolly
Guards – Andrew Cryer, Toby Stephens

Lepidus – Alfred Burke
Pompey – Toby Stephens
Menas – Gordon Case
Varrius – Geoffrey Abbott



Trumpet – Richard Adams/Peter Fisher
Trumpet – Robert Pritchard
Trombone – Adrian Taylor/Kevin Pitt
Horn – David Statham
Horn – Peter Morris
Percussion – Nigel Garvey
Percussion – John Gibson
Keyboards – John Woolf