The Scullions Theatre Company are once again touring the southwest with their new take on Anthony and Cleopatra and will be playing Swindon Dance at the Town Hall, Swindon on Feb 15th as then at Shrivenham Memorial Hall on the 15-16th March.
The show is a semi-immersive take on the play set in a 1920’s cabaret bar owned by Cleo. With live music and authentic design and costume, and they plan to deliver something on a more epic scale than anything they have previously brought to bear on the audience.
Cleopatra was born to the greatest fortune in Egypt. Accustomed to such wealth, her life’s a constant party of drink, drugs and fancy dress. Dubbing herself ‘Queen of the Nile’ she and her entourage feel like gods. But vanity and power crave excitement. By arranged encounter, Cleo finds herself lover of a very dangerous man – Mark Antony of Rome and one of a trio of men that run the criminal underworld with an iron fist as ‘The Triumvirate’. As Antony and Cleopatra’s worlds collide, shockwaves course through them and the universe is changed forever.
Re-imagined in the roaring 20’s, we’ll be telling this ancient tale through the decadent, party-fuelled lives of the young & disgustingly-rich aristocrats of the time – or the bright young things – juxtaposed with the dark, dangerous criminal underworld of prohibition America