​Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory: All’s Well That Ends Well

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory: All’s Well That Ends Well

Presented in English

The Tobacco Factory Theatres opened in 1998 and initiated their two-play Shakespeare at the Tobacco programme in Spring 2000 with King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream. The organisation encourages experimentalism and aims to offer excellent art. This year the Factory Theatre season offers a Shakespearean double-bill: Hamlet and All’s Well That Ends Well.

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) has produced 23 more Shakespeares (several of them twice), three Chekhovs, Stoppard’s Arcadia, Middleton & Rowley’s The Changeling and Sheridan’s The School for Scandal. It has enjoyed four national tours, co-produced with the Bristol Old Vic and the University of Bristol and played a season in the Barbican’s Pit. For the last two seasons it has co-produced its Bristol seasons with Tobacco Factory Theatres, a partnership that also produced Brian Friel’s neglected play, Living Quarters, at the Factory last autumn.

The company has been widely and repeatedly admired for the clarity of its story-telling, the raw intimacy of its in-the-round style at the Tobacco Factory, and the transparent unselfishness of its ensemble.

Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK: March 31- April 30, 2016
Theatre Royal, Winchester, UK: May 3-7, 2016
The Dukes, Lancaster, UK: May 10-14
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, UK May 17-21, 2016
Derby Theatre, UK: May 24-28, 2016
The Lowry, Salford, UK: June 7-11, 2016
Exeter Northcott Theatre, UK: June 14-18, 2016
Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival, Neuss, Germany: June 24-25, 2016

Company: Tobacco Factory Theatres

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

Creative Team:
Founder and Artistic Director: Andrew Hilton
Producer: Morag Massey
Designer: Max Johns
Fight Director: John Sandeman
Composer and Sound Designer: Elizabeth Purnell
Lighting Designer: Matthew Graham

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Funding and Sponsorship:
Bristol City Council
Arts Council England
Garfield Weston Foundation
Esmee Fairbairn
Foyle Foundation

Photography copyright Mark Douet/ArenaPAL

Blog Post Assisted by Aimee Morris