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ANTONY & CLEOPATRA at the Stockwell Playhouse

A project by: Nick Leos



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This project received donations on Wed 04 Jul 2018
Help East15 MFA Directing bring Shakespeare's genre-defying masterpiece to the Stockwell Playhouse

Shakespeare's genre-defying masterpiece gets a new treatment at the Stockwell Playhouse this July.

Part of the East 15 MFA Theatre Directing Showcase

Perhaps Shakespeare's most intimate look at the price of fame and the limits of love, Antony & Cleopatra is a wild and sweeping story that poses a timely question to modern audiences: What is a woman's role in power?

Who are WE?

The Company of Antony & Cleopatra is made up of an international team of young actors and creatives all working in London--appearing in the cast are graduates from RADA, Drama Studio London, East 15 Acting School, Guilford School of Acting, Rose Bruford, and more.

Nick Leos (Director) is an international theatre director originally from Dallas, Texas--now completing his MFA degree in Theatre Directing at East 15 Acting School. He has directed Free Solo: A New Musical at the Drayton Arms, and In The Continuum at the Bread and Roses Theatre. He has been assistant director for productions of Romeo and Juliet (East 15), Neaptide (The Arcola), Educating Rita (The Queens Theatre Hornchurch) and Catch Me If You Can (First National Tour) www.nickleos.com

Daniela Stirbulov (Assistant Director) is an international theatre director from São Paulo, Brazil. She is also a graduate of the East 15 Acting School Theatre Directing program. She has directed Loucas de Pedra, Menino Maluquino O Musical , and been resident director Os Dez Mandamentos O Musical and Memórias de um Giogolô in Brazil.

Laura Arroyo-Rocha, Sylvia Spyratou and Ioanna Lantzanakis are extremely talented graduates from Wimbledon College of Art's Theatre Design MA program. They have teamed up to design all three East 15 shows that will be happening in Stockwell Playhouse.



Yoko Williams as Cleopatra

George Ronayne as Antony

Larisa Muñoz as Caesar

Katriona Brown as Enobarbus

Frederick Di Rosa as Agrippa

Dominic Charman as Charmian

Gabrielle Desaumarez as Alexas/Diomedes/Others

Anna Fontaine as Lepidus/Ambassador/Snake Handler

Henry Thompson as Messenger/Eros/Others

Paul Brayward as Soothsayer/Thidias/Others

Molly Murphy as Maceneas/Canidius/Others

Francesca Sales as Pompey/Iras/Others

Rory Moncaster as Menas/Proculeius/Others

Johannes Neubert as Mardian/Scarus/Others

Nyiri Karakas as Octavia/Dolabella/Others

OUR story

We are teleporting the story of Antony & Cleopatra from the ancient world to 1970s New York City. The forces of corruption, financial collapse, and political strife brush up against a world of disco, dreams, and sexual liberty.

Driven by a passion for Shakespeare's timeless text, we are hoping to create a production that examines the female relationship to power, by recasting some of the lead roles as women, and employing women to play male roles. We want to examine Shakespeare's commentary on gender and how it reflects our modern interpretations of female empowerment.

We are seeking crowdfunding to help bring our vision to life for London audiences. All of the funds raised through this campaign will go directly into helping produce this expansive piece. We are hard at work rehearsing, researching, and developing this play, and are planning to use the funds to execute the design of the show, and to reimburse actors for time and travel expenses.

Where will the money go?

  • Our minimum goal will help pay for our set and costumes, as well as a fair fee to the designers. This will mean that the cast won't be paid except for an even share of the ticket sales. If we hit our full target, this is how we have broken down the budgeted amount, giving all designers and cast members fair pay:
  • £1250 Set + 15 Costumes
  • £300 Designer fee (£100 for each designer)
  • £1,125 Actors - rehearsals and 2 performances (£75 x 15 Actors)
  • £110 Rehearsal space
  • £75 Assistant Director
  • £75 Stage Manager
  • £100 Photographer and Videographer
  • £75 Sound Designer
  • £100 Posters/Flyers/Programs
  • £50 Facebook Ads


There are great rewards available for every level of pledge--even access to a secret one character whispers to another during the show, and prop vinyl records signed by the Company

Find us here



Help us succeed!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence, playing XBox Live or on your blog.

In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.

And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.