Opening The Word Is God season at Shakespeare’s Globe is All’s Well That Ends Well, an unusual and inventive play which reverses all the usual expectations of Shakespearean comedy.
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.
Shakespeare’s single-minded heroine is joined in All’s Well That Ends Well with a cast of fauds, cynic, sentamentalists and buffoons.
Starring as the Countess of Roussillion in All’s Well That Ends Well is Janie Dee, a multi-award-winning actress whose work spans drama, musicals and Shakespeare. Among her recent credits are Shadowlands and Woman In Mind in the West End and Twelfth Night at the Open Air theatre.
All’s Well That Ends Well will use Jacobean staging, costume and music.
For more about All’s Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare’s Globe read the First Night Feature.