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As a follow-up to our production, we will be putting on a Cleopatra presentation as part of UCL’S Festival of the Arts on Thursday 16th May, at 6:30 pm, at the Roberts Lecture Theatre. Professor Helen Hackett and I will be discussing the research on the portrait that led to the idea for this production and which sheds light on female participation in drama in Shakespeare’s time. Charlotte Gallagher and Beth Eyre, our incredible Cleopatra and Caesar, will re-enact some scenes from the play and we will discuss our experience of staging Daniel’s closet drama. We will also show some clips from the DVD of the performance. This will be the first public showing of the DVD, which we are excited to report looks fantastic! The event is open to the public and free of charge but pre-booking is required at the link below. The presentation is followed by a drinks reception. Do come and join us.


This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy an in-depth discussion of all things Cleopatra and to relive some moments from the performance. We look forward to seeing you there.

Emma Whipday, our director, is currently in the US doing research and will join us for Cleopatra-related events on her return.