All’s Well That Ends Well


    A co-production with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.

    A young woman, using skills bequeathed to her by her father, saves the French King’s life and is rewarded with the right to choose her own husband. But what if the chosen one won’t play the game?

    A romantic comedy, yet with echoes of the much darker Measure for Measure, All’s Well that Ends Well belongs to its women. To its central character, Helena, and to her guardian and mother of her object of desire, the extraordinary Countess of Rossillion.

    Class, unrequited love and disingenuous passion all play their part against the backdrop of an Italian civil war, which Helena’s chosen one joins in order to escape her. But when he fights like a hero he encounters the sexual temptations that celebrity so often brings…

    How can Helena win him to her? How can she get him into bed?

    Mark Douet

    Mark Douet


    Archived show. To book any of our productions please contact Kerrie Burke-Avery, Producer, on 0117 963 0963 or email

    RUNNING TIME 2hrs 30 (inc. interval)
    ORIGINAL VENUE Factory Theatre

    Cast & Creative

    creative team

    Director – Andrew Hilton
    Designer – Max Johns
    Fight Director – John Sandeman
    Composer and Sound Designer – Elizabeth Purnell
    Lighting Designer – Matthew Graham


    King of France – Chris Bianchi 
    Lafew – Ian Barritt 
    The Interpreter – Alan Coveney 
    Parolles – Paul Currier 
    Bertram – Craig Fuller
    Widow Capilet – Nicky Goldie 
    Countess Rossillion – Julia Hills 
    Lord & Soldier – Joel Macey 
    Charles Dumain – Alan Mahon 
    Diana – Isabella Marshall
    Pierre Dumain – Callum McIntyre 
    Lavatch – Marc Geoffrey
    Duke of Florence – John Sandeman
    Lord & Soldier – Laurence Varda
    Helena – Eleanor Yates

    Mark Douet

    Mark Douet


    The whole cast effuses energy and enthusiasm

    Shakespeare Magazine

    Artistic director Andrew Hilton views the play as truly belonging to women

    The Stage

    Scintillating interpretation of this tragi-comedy……a terrific performance cheered at its conclusion by an enthusiastic full house

    Stagetalk Magazine

    breathtakingly magical

    The Arts Desk

    Accomplished and stylishly executed

    Exeunt Magazine