| Every Sunday at 8.00pm|
Moon At Night
Music ♦ Poetry ♦ Comedy ♦ Open Mic
Tuesday, 30th May 2017 – Sunday, 18th June 2017
Translated by Samuel Solomon
Directed by Séamus Newham
Produced by Léonie Scott-Matthews
The UK premiere of Cleopatra – Pierre Corneille's Cleopatra is not to be confused with the last Queen of Egypt, the heroine of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra – is based on Corneille's Rodogune – translated by Samuel Solomon – which was his own "favourite play"; first performed in 1644 and staged frequently during his lifetime, the tragedy was last seen in Paris in 2000.
Corneille's portrayal of the monstrous Cleopatra of Syria, is one of his most impressive dramatic achievements, worthy to be set beside Lady Macbeth. She twists and schemes and kills to prevent her power from passing to her two sons and to an old antagonist – the Princess Rodogune – who is to marry one of them. This is an iron hard and beautiful play about the rigorous working‐out of a passionate evil.
Tuesday to Saturday at 8.00pm
Sunday at 5.00pm
(No shows on Mondays)
Tickets: £13.00 / Concessions: £10.00