Political drama meets sparkling comedy as veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. From her first timid encounter with Caesar under a desert moon, Cleopatra grows in strength to become a determined player in the game of power politics - but has she really learned what Caesar wanted to teach her? In his inimitable style, Shaw turns this centuries-old story into a hilarious yet affecting critique of human nature that remains as pertinent today as when he wrote it--reminding readers once again why he is regarded as one of the English language's greatest playwrights.
Filmed live on stage at the Stratford Festival.
Christopher Plummer as Caesar
Nikki M. James as Cleopatra
Diane D'Aquila as Ftatateeta
Peter Donaldson as Rufio
Timothy D. Stickney as Pothinus
Stephen Sutcliffe as Britannus
John Vickery as Lucius Septimus
Director: Des McAnuff
Run Time: 2hr 10min