Antony and Cleopatra (1951): St. James' Theatre
PrAntony and Cleopatra (1951)
PRINCIPAL CAST: Robert Helpmann (Octavius Caesar); Vivien Leigh (Cleopatra); Laurence Olivier (Antony); Norman Wooland (Enobarbus).
This production ran in repertory with George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra. Antony and Cleopatra ran from 11 May - 22 September 1951 at the St. James' Theatre, London and then opened on Broadway in December 1951.
Information comes from The Stage and Playbill, therefore it may be incomplete.
Cy Grant played 'Nubian Sentinel' in Caesar and Cleopatra.
"From comedy to tragedy, from perfect modern prose to incomparable Elizabethan poetry. It was a remarkably astute idea of Sir Laurence Olivier to offer us the opportunity of seeing on successive nights the Shavian kitten Cleopatra and the mature Cleopatra of Shakespearean drama....And, of course, Olivier can be immensely forceful at times. The Nubian Messenger (Cy Grant), whom Antony discovers in the act of kissing the hand of Cleopatra, suffers no less acutely than the similar victim of the queen earlier in the play. ~ The Stage, 17 May 1951