'A young man married is a man that's marred.'

All’s Well That Ends Well grinds the romantic against the realistic at every turn and brilliantly reverses all the usual expectations of Shakespearean comedy.

Some of Shakespeare’s most inventive language gives life to not just his single-minded heroine and her churlish lover, but a fantastic cast of frauds, cynics, sentimentalists and buffoons.

This was the first production of All’s Well That Ends Well at the Globe.

Synopsis

Helena loves the arrogant Bertram, and when she cures the King of France of his sickness, she claims Bertram as her reward. But her brand-new husband, flying from Helena to join the wars, attaches two obstructive conditions to their marriage – conditions he is sure will never be met.

Cast

Michael Bertenshaw

LAFEU

Sam Cox

KING OF FRANCE

Sam Crane

BERTRAM

Naomi Cranston

DIANA

John Cummins

DUKE OF FLORENCE, RINALDO, GENTLEMAN, SECOND SOLDIER

Janie Dee

COUNTESS OF ROUSSILLION

Ben Deery

FIRST SOLDIER

Mary Doherty

MARIANA

Sophie Duval

WIDOW

Will Featherstone

SECOND LORD

James Garnon

PAROLLES

Peter Hamilton Dyer

FIRST LORD

Colin Hurley

LAVATCH

Ellie Piercy

HELENA

Laura Darrall

ATTENDANTS & SOLDIERS

Nicholas Delvalle

ATTENDANTS & SOLDIERS

Luke McConnell

ATTENDANTS & SOLDIERS

Creatives

John Dove

DIRECTOR

Michael Taylor

DESIGNER

Sian Williams

CHOREOGRAPHER

William Lyons

COMPOSER