Twelfth Night

Tuesday 23 June – Saturday 4 July 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

All's Well that Ends Well

1995
The George
Directed by Eric Usher

‘The time will bring on summer when briars shall have leaves as well as thorns and be as sweet as sharp’

‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ has often been described as a ‘problem play’. It is neither a comedy nor a tragedy. Nor can it be grouped with the late romances, for it is very different in tone. Some detect a similarity with the dark comedies such as ‘Measure for Measure” but its shadows are lighter and the atmosphere generally is much brighter.

In fact, it is the ambiguity of the play which gives ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ its special fascination. It is certainly a very challenging work to stage and we are very excited to be presenting it for the first time for ‘Shakespeare at The George’. The play is rarely performed, which is regrettable as it is a distinguished and haunting work that manages to combine maturity and subtlety. A ‘wintry play’ which, nevertheless, manages to look forward to the glory of high summer as personified by the flowering of the sweet briar. We hope that the summer atmosphere of the courtyard will enable our audiences to truly appreciate this rather neglected play in the kind of setting in which it would originally have been performed.




Cast

THE DOWAGER COUNTESS OF ROSSILLION

Mo Pearce

BERTRAM, COUNT OF ROSSILLION, HER SON

Nicholas Thompson

HELENA, AN ORPHAN ATTENDING ON THE COUNTESS

Amanda Briggs

LAVATCH, THE COUNTESS'S CLOWN

Darren Rawnsley

RYNALDO, STEWARD TO THE COUNTESS

Jack Hyde

PAROLLES, BERTRAM'S COMPANION

Brian Williams

THE KING OF FRANCE

Michael Williamson

LORD LAFEW

Mike Storey

FIRST LORD DUMAINE

John Shippey and his brother

SECOND LORD DUMAINE

Bob Pugh

FRENCH GENTLEMAN

Andrew Suttie

INTERPRETER, A FRENCH SOLDIER

John Freeman

FRENCH LORDS AND SOLDIERS

Michael Black
Hedley Allen
John Freeman
Andrew Suttie

THE DUKE OF FLORENCE

Aidan Hervey

WIDOW CAPILET OF FLORENCE

Marianne Tomkins

DIANA CAPILET, HER DAUGHTER

Shannon Milson

Creative Team

Director

Eric Usher

Stage Manager

Claire Goovaerts

Stage Team

Karen Buckley
John Freemen
Matthew Redman
Douglas Cooper
John Morgan
Maureen Yule
Dee Wormald
Hedley Allen

Stage Construction

Nigel Callaghan & Team

Set Design

Bob Pugh

Poster Design

Kate Rogers

Costumes

Wendy Usher
Terry Dick
Mo Pearce

Continuity

Vivienne Dyer

Photographs

Simon Ellis ABIPP AMPA

Lighting Design

Andy Kendon

Lighting Team

Roger Blackmore
Malcolm Lyons
Mel Pugsley
Andy Kendon

Sound Design

Gerry Davison

Sound Technicians

Graeme Hammond
Maggie Redgrave
Mel Pugsley

Make-up

Jan Sheppeard
Kathy Williams & Team

Publicity

Martine Peulevé & Team

Box Office

Cheryl Cook
Michael Cook

Front of House & Sales

Adam Greaves
Trish James
Friends & Members of SATG