Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Antony & Cleopatra.

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.

Following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, about Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion, and power.

Broadcast live 6 December. Tickets on sale soon. Find out more here.