A romantic fairytale. Helena, daughter of a poor physician, loves Bertram, son of a Countess. She wins his hand in marriage as a reward for curing the dying King - but Bertram does not love Helena and insists on her fulfilling several impossible tasks before accepting his duties as husband. Running time 3 hours (approx)Performers Oliver Ford Davies (King of France), Hasina Haque (Diana), Brendan O'Hea (Lavatch), Janet Henfrey (The Widow), Clare Higgins (The Countess of Rossillion), Conleth Hill (Parolles), Sioned Jones (Mariana), Elliot Levey (1st Lord Dumaine), George Rainsford (Bertram), Michelle Terry (Helena), Michael Thomas (Lafew).
Author Shakespeare. Producer National Theatre. Director Marianne Ellitt. Design Rae Smith. Lighting Peter Mumford. Music Adam Cork. Sound Ian Dickinson. Musical Director Adam Cork.