Production images have been released of Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in Antony & Cleopatra at the National Theatre.

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play the famous fated couple in Shakespeare’s gripping tale of power, seduction and obsession.

Directed by Simon Godwin (Twelfth Night, Man and Superman, The Beaux’ Stratagem), Antony & Cleopatra opened to five-star critical acclaim and has been described as ‘Riveting. Both a Roman triumph and an Egyptian feast’ (What’s On Stage), ‘dazzling’ (Financial Times) and a ‘spectacular tragedy’ (The Times).

The cast also features Fisayo Akinade, Alexander Cobb, Hiba Elchikhe, Henry Everett, Gerald Gyimah, Waleed Hammad, Tunji Kasim, Georgia Landers, Nicholas Le Prevost, Tim McMullan, Hannah Morrish, Shazia Nicholls, Gloria Obianyo, Nick Sampson, Katy Stephens, Alan Turkington, Ben Wiggins, Sam Woolf and Sargon Yelda.

Antony & Cleopatra will be broadcast live on 6 December via NT LIVE.

Antony & Cleopatra - National Theatre, 2018

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Ralph Fiennes & Sophie Okonedo in Antony & Cleopatra. The National Theatre, 2018, Credit: Johan Persson

The piece has set design by Hildegard Bechtler, costume design by Evie Gurney, lighting design by Tim Lutkin, music by Michael Bruce, movement direction by Jonathan Goddard and Shelley Mazwell, sound design by Christopher Shutt, video design by Luke Halls, music direction by Magnus Mehta and fight direction by Kev McCurdy.

Antony & Cleopatra runs until 19 January 2019 at the National Theatre, London.