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Soup and Shakespeare

"What better way to warm up on a cold winter's night!"

Soup and Shakespeare Special Event

for the opening night of Reamus Youth Theatre’s All’s Well That Ends Well

For a special treat this winter Maitland Regional Art Gallery Members are joining with Maitland Repertory Theatre and Reamus Youth Theatre to present "Soup and Shakespeare" on the opening night of All's Well That Ends Well.

Seraphine Café together with the MRAG Members Committee is serving wonderful hearty soup at the gallery opposite Maitland Repertory Theatre from 6pm on 17 August. After soup there will be time to take in Wendy Sharpe’s Secrets exhibition before crossing the road to the theatre when doors open at 7:30pm.

And all for $27 - what a treat!

The program for the Soup and Shakespeare* evening is:

6:00pm Soup will be served at Maitland Regional Art Gallery
After soup there will be time to take in Wendy Sharpe's Secrets exhibition at MRAG
7:30pm Cross the road to Maitland Repertory Theatre and take your seat
8:00pm All's Well That Ends Well starts
During interval complimentary tea and coffee will be served at the theatre and other refreshments will be available for purchase
10:20pm The evening concludes

* You can book for the show only for $17 and if you do, please arrive at the theatre from 7:30pm, when the doors open.

About the Play

Reamus Youth Theatre’s All’s Well That Ends Well
Following his father’s death, Bertram, the young Count of Rousillion, is sent to Paris to be a ward of the ailing King of France. Helena, the low-born orphaned daughter of a famous but poor physician, dotes on Bertram and when he leaves for Paris, her world falls apart. Desperately, she follows Bertram to Paris with a plan to heal the ailing King and as her reward, claims Bertram as her husband.

Disgusted at being forced to marry someone below his status, Bertram refuses to consummate the marriage and instead flees to Florence to join the Tuscan wars. He declares to Helena that she will never call him husband until she can “get the ring upon my finger which never shall come off, and show me a child begotten of thy body that I am father to”.

What lengths will Helena go to to win her love?

Based in France and Italy, All’s Well That Ends Well is a story of a rejected love, based on a tale from Boccaccio’s Decameron. Labelled as one of Shakespeare’s "problem plays" for its unique mixture of genres, All’s Well is an intriguing mix of comedy, drama, romance and fantasy.

Running time for the play

Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Ticket Prices:
Soup and Show option: $27 (Opening Night 17 August only)
Show Only tickets: $17


Bookings are open and you can book online or by calling the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily)

The Director:

Directed by Joanne McAndrews

The Cast:

Soup and Shakespeare Date/Time:

Friday 17 August at 6pm
at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Show Only Performance Dates/Times*:

Evenings at 8:00pm
August: Fri 17, Sat 18, Fri 24, Sat 25, Fri 31;
September: Sat 1

Matinees at 2:00pm
August: Sun 19, Sun 26

*Doors open 30 minutes before performances*