Last night’s theatrical treat was All’s Well That Ends Well. The production looks gorgeous. The set and costumes move from a rich dark Gormenghast fantasy world to a youthful 1950s Florence and back.
The play is known as one of Shakespeare’s problem plays; neither comedy or tragedy. The story seems a bit muddled – what on earth does the smart, feisty Helena see in arrogant Bertram?
Strong performances from Claire Higgins as The Countess of Rossillion and Michelle Terry as Helena, as well as amusing comic turns from a creepy page and a wayward ball of wool keep this production entertaining.
Don’t assume that a cheap ticket at the National Theatre will mean that you’re watching the show from behind a pillar at the back of the circle. Last week I saw Time And The Conways (staring Fenella Woolgar who played Agatha Christie in Doctor Who) with the Travelex offer and sat two rows from the front!
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