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Casting announced for All’s Well That Ends Well at Jermyn Street Theatre

All’s Well That Ends Well

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Jermyn Street Theatre and Guildford Shakespeare Company’s co-production of All’s Well That Ends Well.

Directed by Tom Littler and specially adapted for six actors, it runs at St Nicolas’ Church, Guildford from October 12 to November 2 and at Jermyn Street Theatre from November 6 to November 30, 2019.

The line up includes Gavin Fowler (Troilus in Troilus and Cressida, Salome, RSC) as Bertram and Hannah Morrish (Ian Charleson Award runner-up for Anthony and Cleopatra, National Theatre, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, RSC) as Helena.

They are joined by Miranda Foster (Dance Nation, Almeida, Hamlet, Shakespeare’s Globe) as the Countess and Robert Mountford (Much Ado About Nothing, RSC, Macbeth in Macbeth, Tara Arts) as Parroles.

Two pianos are played live by Ceri-Lyn Cissone (Persuasion, UK tour, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare’s Globe), who also plays Diana, and by the acclaimed actor and cabaret performer Stefan Bednarczyk, who also plays Lafew.

Part fairy-tale, part adventure, All’s Well That Ends Well is one of Shakespeare’s most intensely romantic and bittersweet plays; a powerful portrait of what it is to be unafraid to follow your dreams.

The orphaned Helena is in love with Bertram, but he is committed to following his own path. In return for curing the ailing ruler of France, Helena is promised the hand of any man she wishes, prompting Bertram to enlist in the army. Undeterred, Helena crosses half of Europe in the passionate pursuit of her happiness.

Jermyn Street Theatre Artistic Director and long-time Guildford Shakespeare Company collaborator, Tom Littler said: “I’m delighted to announce this wonderful cast for one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. It’s the first time in over a decade that we’ve been able to stage Shakespeare at Jermyn Street Theatre, and it’s a pleasure to co-produce with the enterprising and brilliant Guildford Shakespeare Company.”

Guildford Shakespeare Company Producer, Sarah Gobran said: “All’s Well That Ends Well is a beautiful, magical story with one of Shakespeare’s great female leads driving the story. In Guildford, the intimate setting of the Victorian Gothic St Nicolas’ Church will be perfect for this ‘fairy-tale for grown ups’. We’re thrilled to be working on this play with the wonderful team at Jermyn Street Theatre.

“The opportunity to take our work to a wider audience for the first time, and at such a prestigious venue, is incredibly exciting. To be able to spread not only the word of GSC, but also that unique and imaginative theatre experiences are produced in our smaller towns is really important. It’s collaborations like this that enable theatre, and its audiences, to thrive.”

To book tickets for St Nicolas’ Church, Guildford, call 01483 304384 or visit www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk/ and for Jermyn Street Theatre, call 020 7287 2875 or visit www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk/.

Read more about Jermyn Street Theatre’s Memories Season.