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All’s Well That Ends Well


All’s Well That Ends Well

Image: Episodio Delle Cinque Giornate by Carlo Stragliati © Comune di Milano – all rights reserved – Milano, Museo del Risorgimento

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory stf 2016 Season co-production with Tobacco Factory Theatres

Book Online at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Telephone Box Office: 0117 902 0344

Directed by Andrew Hilton
Thu 31 March – Sat 23 April 2016
In repertoire with Hamlet, Thu 28 – Sat 30 April 
Tour 3 May – 25 June

A young woman, using skills bequeathed 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? How can she get him into bed? How can she make him love her?

Production Images by Mark Douet

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

Director  Andrew Hilton
Associate Director & Version  Dominic Power
Assistant Director Lucinda McLean-Bibby (University of Bristol attachment)
Set & Costume Designer  Max Johns
Costume Supervisor  Jane Tooze
Fight Director  John Sandeman
Composer & Sound Designer  Elizabeth Purnell
Lighting Designer  Matthew Graham

Production Manager  Nic Prior
Company & Stage Manager  Jennifer Hunter
Deputy Stage Manager  Polly Meech
Assistant Stage Manager  Charlie Smalley


★★★★★ Stage Talk Magazine
‘Scintillating interpretation of this tragi-comedy……a terrific performance cheered at its conclusion by an enthusiastic full house.’
Simon Bishop

★★★★ The Arts Desk
‘breathtakingly magical.’
Mark Kidel

★★★★ The Fix Magazine
‘Tranquil sophistication as stf effortlessly entertain with this wonderful enactment.’
Kevin McGough

★★★★ Plays To See
‘Magnificently arrogant and rash Bertram (Craig Fuller)….bringing a real depth to the often loathsome character’
Rebecca Coates

★★★ The Stage
‘Artistic director Andrew Hilton views the play as truly belonging to women’
Jeremy Brien

★★★ Gloucestershire Echo
‘what more fitting and enjoyable way to spend [Shakespeare]’s 400th anniversary than with the admirable Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory.’
Colin Davison

Visit Bristol
‘It really is pretty perfect.’
Wendy Johnson

Exeunt Magazine
‘Accomplished and stylishly executed…’
Rosemary Waugh

The Fine Times Recorder
‘A perfect counterpoint to the more familiar Hamlet, and both tour together through June.’
Gaye Pirrie-Weir

‘The energy and humour of this terrific production, on till April 30th, highly recommended.’
Crysse Morrison

Western Super Mum
‘The most effortless Shakespeare I’ve ever watched.’
Becky Condron

Gazette Series
stf brings outstanding performances to this wonderful Bristol venue year after year and they are something to be treasured and celebrated.’
Jayne Bennet

Shakespeare Magazine
‘ The whole cast effuses energy and enthusiasm’
Kayleigh Toyra

Eleanor Yates BW   Julia Hills BW
Eleanor Yates cast as Helena             Julia Hills cast as the Countess

Craig Fuller BW   Chris Bianchi BW
Craig Fuller cast as Bertram              Chris Bianchi cast as King of France


To Book Tickets
Telephone: 0117 902 0344

All evening shows start at 7.30pm except for Tuesday 16 Feb 7.00pm / Tuesday 05 April 7.00pm

Mondays                                         £19

Tuesdays                                         £19

Wednesdays                                   £21

Thursdays                                       £21

Fridays                                            £24

Saturdays mat (2.00pm)               £18

Saturdays eve                                £24

Preview Ticket Offers
all tickets £16 on Thu 31 March – Mon 04 April 7.30pm
Midweek Matinees 2.00pm Thursdays 14 and 28 April
(Tickets: School, College and University groups £12, General Public £18)

One free ticket with every ten booked (i.e. a group of 11 for the price of 10)
Children under 15: all matinees £12
All unsold tickets £10 to students on the day of the performance

three hours plus of perfectly-pitched satire, played by an ensemble of actors who never put a foot wrong... There is something approaching real magic here.

The Arts Desk on The School for Scandal


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Watch a rehearsal film of All’s Well That Ends Well

Film by Camilla Adams

Rehearsal Images by Craig Fuller