Having played Elizabeth I and Jrr Tolkien's elf queen Galadriel, Cate Blanchett is no stranger to royal roles. Now she could be set to tackle Shakespeare's most famous queen, after workshopping Anthony and Cleopatra in Sydney with British director Declan Donnellan.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a two-day workshop that was held last week could lead to a full-scale production, opening in Sydney towards the end of next year, before launching a European tour. The form would mirror that of Blanchett's current stage appearance, Gross und Klein (Big and Small), which will receive its UK premiere at the Barbican in April.
Richard Roxburgh, best known as the oleaginous Duke in Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge, took the role of Anthony for the workshops last Thursday and