July 01 —
All’s well that ends well still: the fine’s the crown;
Whate’er the course, the end is the renown.
Company Stage Manager
Guy Benedict Jones
Assistant Stage Manager
Love and Class…
Written later in Shakespeare’s life around 1604/5, All’s Well That Ends Well is rarely performed and often referred to as one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem’ plays.
So called because it’s a comedy with a tragic overtones. It tells the tale of two lovers Helen and Bertram, brought up together as the son and ward of a countess but effectively like brother and sister. The plot unfolds as Helen pursues her unrequited love of Bert, whom he rejects for being of lower class.
Does Helen get her man? Does Bert shun class boundaries and familiarity for the sake of true love?
Come and find out!
One of the great, generous-hearted and ingenious comedy of manners in the English language.
Set in the beautiful English countryside it is perfect for a Changeling tour.
Rich Londoner Marlowe has been invited by newly rich country squire, Hardcastle, to come to his house to meet his daughter, Kate with a view to marriage. Kate is part of the smart set in London, so when Marlowe meets her he can barely look at her, but he loves a bit of fun with a lower class girl. Being fooled into thinking Hardcastle’s home is just an Inn and he is host and innkeeper, Kate decides to dress up and act as a scullery maid, Marlow falls for it and wants to run away with her.