The Memories Season
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Littler
Set and costume design by Neil Irish with Anett Black
A co-production with Guildford Shakespeare Company
“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.”
When his father dies, Bertram rejects his friends, abandons his mother, and flees his childhood home. But the orphaned Helena refuses to give up hope. Following in her father’s footsteps, she becomes a doctor, saves a monarch’s life, and crosses half of Europe in the passionate pursuit of her happiness.
Gavin Fowler plays Bertram. He returns both to Guildford Shakespeare Company following his Berowne in Littler’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, and to Jermyn Street Theatre, where he starred in Rattigan’s First Episode, also directed by Littler. An Ian Charleson Award nominee, his many RSC credits include Troilus in Troilus and Cressida and John the Baptist in Salome.
Hannah Morrish plays Helena. She was runner-up in last year’s Ian Charleson Awards for her performance as Octavia in Anthony and Cleopatra (National Theatre), having previously appeared in a series of leading roles at the RSC.
Miranda Foster plays the Countess. She returns to Jermyn Street Theatre following her appearance in Tonight at 8.30. Recent credits include leading roles in Dance Nation (Almeida), Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Robert Mountford (Parolles) has played Polixenes for Guildford Shakespeare Company. Alongside many RSC credits, he has also played the title role in Macbeth (Tara Arts). He was nominated for Best Supporting Artist at the UK Theatre Awards in 2017 for his portrayal of Gerald in House and Garden at The Watermill Theatre.
Two pianos will be played live by acclaimed cabaret performer, actor and Jermyn Street Theatre regular Stefan Bednarczyk (who also plays Lafew) and Ceri-Lyn Cissone (who also plays Diana), whose recent credits include Anne Elliot in Persuasion.
One of Shakespeare’s most intensely romantic and bittersweet plays is given a magical and intimate production, drenched in the music of memory.
Praise for All’s Well That Ends Well.
A FAIRYTALE FOR GROWN-UPS. Guardian
LEAVES THE AUDIENCE REELING WITH HAPPINESS BY THE END. Independent
William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well is one of his lesser-known plays, though recently revived at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
Tom Littler is Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre. He was formerly Associate Director of the Peter Hall Company, and his Shakespeare productions include Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It.
Running time Around two hours 15 minutes including an interval.
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees Tuesday & Saturday 3.30pm
Under 30? 100 tickets at £10 are available for under-30s. Bookable online or by telephone – please bring proof of age to the performance.
Preview Tickets 6–7 November £15
Concessions Available to over-60s, theatre unions, unwaged, access, students. £20
Please note that after Saturday 16 November all tickets are full price.
Box Office 020 7287 2875 jermynstreettheatre.co.uk