All’s well that ends well still: the fine’s the crown;

Whate’er the course, the end is the renown.

July 01 —
August 21
2016

Company

Director
Robert Forknall

Design
Clare Southern

Music
Tom Barnes

Assistant Director
Katie Pesskin

Company Stage Manager
Guy Benedict Jones

Assistant Stage Manager
Leonie Hamilton

Cast

Bertram
Robin Willingham

Helena
Annabelle Terry

King
Gary Davis

Countess
Sarah Finigan

The Duchess/Widow
Madeleine Knight

Lafeu
Bryan Torfeh

Lavatch
Nikolas Salmon

Parolles
Lukas Lee

Diana
Charlie O’Conor

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?

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