All’s Well That Ends Well – Child Ticket – 2.00-4.00 Sunday 4th July 2021, Old Mill House, Maids Moreton MK18 7AR
The University of Durham’s Castle Theatre Company presents one of Shakespeare’s lesser known, most charming comedies; All’s Well That Ends Well. A fairy-tale story of true love finding a way, featuring colourful characters and a hilarious sub-plot, this is the tale of a heroine who tries to secure her own happy ending.
Low-born Helena is in love with the noble Count Bertram, but he won’t take a second look at her. When she saves the Queen of France’s life, she offers Helena anything she desires in return – she asks for Bertram’s hand in marriage. Horrified, Bertram flees to fight in the war, and refuses to love Helena until she can take the ring from his finger. Meanwhile, Bertram’s boastful friend Parolles is tricked by his fellow soldiers, who have had enough of his behaviour. Can Helena persuade Bertram to overlook her low status and love her after all?
For over three decades, Castle Theatre Company has taken its annual summer Shakespeare tour around the south of England and the USA, performing classic comedies on the lawns of stately homes, gardens and abbeys. Renowned for its high standard of performance, Castle Theatre Company promises light-hearted family entertainment.
Gardens open at 12.30pm. We will be adopting whatever relevant Covid restrictions are in place on the day.
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