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Shakespeare’s Famous Fated Couple Takes Center Stage in his Great Tragedy of Politics, Passion and Power.

National Theatre Live will broadcast a performance of Antony & Cleopatra from the National Theatre in London.

NTL Screening: Antony & Cleopatra

Presented by Irvine Barclay Theatre in association with Arts Orange County

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

Tickets: $22; $17 seniors/students - general admission seating

Irvine Barclay Theatre - 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine CA | 949.854.4646

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.




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.


Show image photograph (Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo) by Jason Bell


“Epic. Filled with passion.” – The Guardian

“Slick, stylish and action-packed.” – Time Out


“Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo have simmering chemistry.” Evening Standard






The National Theatre Live is a successful initiative that broadcasts live performances of British theater to movie screens worldwide. Irvine Barclay Theatre is in its eighth year of participation.




NTL: All About Eve

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7pm

Tickets: $22; $17 seniors/students - general admission seating

This new production starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James lifts the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition.


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About Irvine Barclay Theatre

Since opening its doors in 1990, Irvine Barclay Theatre has emerged as one of California's most imaginative performing arts showcases. A unique collaborative venture among the City of Irvine, the University of California, Irvine, and the private sector, the theatre has a reputation for wide-ranging programming in the fields of contemporary dance, music, and theater arts. Performances take place in the 750-seat "jewel box" theatre which is renowned for its intimate atmosphere and superb acoustics. Visit to learn about our exciting new season!