1 to 8 May 1999

in the Studio Theatre

All's Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

directed by Frank Swift

Bertram, a reckless young count, flees from a marriage decreed by the King. His journey from rustic Rousillon to Paris, and from there to the battlefields of Florence, has desperate consequences...

Shakespeare's "problem" comedy, rarely performed, is a idiosyncratic and vibrant tale which sets youthful excess against duty, honour and love.

In the shape of the Countess of Rousillon the play contains, in the words of George Bernard Shaw, "...the most beautiful part ever written for an old woman."