All's Well That Ends Well

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The feisty but lowly Helena falls in love with Bertram, a haughty count. To gain his hand she is set a string of impossible tasks. Even if accomplished, they can hardly guarantee his love. He refuses to bed her and yet says he'll only be hers if she bears his child; and he lusts after another. Nevertheless, our heroine, whether wisely or no, refuses to give him up.

Set against a background of sexism, snobbery and a battle between the generations, Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well turns fairytale logic on its head. A wondrous, bittersweet story.

Director: Marianne Elliott
Studio: NT Live
Cast: Michelle Terry, George Rainsford, Cassie Atkinson, Oliver Ford Davies, Hasina Haque, Clare Higgins, Conleth Hill
Writer(s): William Shakespeare

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