Antony & Cleopatra sheds new light on Shakespeare’s political tale

Politician Marc Antony embarks on a daring, but ultimately doomed election campaign, torn between his desire for ultimate power, or for the ultimate woman.

The show is Antony & Cleopatra, presented by Unmasked Theatre on Sunday, August 16, at 3pm at The Hawth Studio, Crawley.

“Set in a 1930s cabaret club and focusing on the rise of the paparazzi, the blurring of the personal and the private, and the politics of the persona, Unmasked Theatre shed a new light to Shakespeare’s strongly political tale,” said spokeswoman Lorraine McGregor.

“A heavily-physical piece, with live music and dance, audiences are invited to sit and enjoy the heady carnival, and watch those who are always watching.

“Unmasked Theatre is a new community theatre company based in West Sussex, with a focus on modernised stage adaptations of classical literature.

“The company are committed to creating accessible, high-quality theatre for the South East, providing enriching audience experiences and offering opportunities for talented young performers.

“Written and directed by Luke Ofield and Pip O’Neill, (The Great Gatsby, Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Trojan Women), Unmasked Theatre cordially invite you to join us at The Hawth, come and sit, have a drink with us, and watch the greatest politicians in the world bring the house down.”

Tickets on 01293 553636 or book online at www.hawth.co.uk.

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