All’s Well That Ends Well performed in park

All's Well That Ends Well, Masque Theatre
All's Well That Ends Well, Masque Theatre

A comedy of true love, good medicine and bad behaviour, penned by the great Bard himself, will be performed at Abington Park Museum in Northampton.

Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well follows the story of Helena, who is secretly in love with Bertram, the son of her guardian, the Countess of Rossillion.

But to win his hand in marriage there are seemingly impossible tasks to perform.

Bertram has left home, summoned to Paris by the dying King of France, and later he travels to Italy to fight in the Tuscan wars. Helena must use all her skills to win the man she loves. But at what cost?

The play will be performed in full period costume by a cast of 30 actors and musicians from The Masque Theatre.

It is being performed at the site where Shakespeare’s grand-daughter, Elizabeth, spent her final years as wife to Sir John Bernard.

All’s Well That Ends Well runs until Saturday, August 3 (excluding Sunday, July 28) at 7.30pm in the museum’s courtyard. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for concessions or £5 for children. A family ticket is available for £26. Cash or cheques only. Doors open at 7pm.

Tickets are only available on the door. Performances dependent on weather and seating is provided.