I’m over the moon to be cast in All’s Well That Ends Well in the beautiful, candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. All’s Well is rarely performed as it has themes and an ending which are considered difficult for a contemporary audience.
Director Caroline Byrne and dramaturg Annie Siddons have reimagined the play to draw out the story of 2 young people who have both recently lost their fathers. Helena’s coming of age journey is set against a backdrop of strong female friendship and support. In quite unusual casting for Shakespeare, the women in the cast outnumber the men! The whole play was underscored with music composed by the amazing Theo Vidgen, with 4 musicians in the gallery.
I play Mariana, in this version a tattoo artist and companion to the Widow. As part of my ensemble duties I also cover Diana, Paroles, George Dumaine, Edward Dumaine, the Countess and Widow. Throughout the course of the run I ended up playing George and Edward Dumaine for a week, and the Widow and Countess for the final week of the run. A wonderful experience with an extraordinary company. Great reviews across the board.
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