Helena played by Ellie Piercy
All's Well That Ends Well (2011)
Written by: William Shakespeare
Following on from her role as Juliet in the Globe's 2007 touring production of Romeo And Juliet, Ellie played Helena in Alls Well That Ends Well in the 2011 season.
Ellie talks about performing Helena at the Globe; the excitment of the opening night, differing audience responses and an unfortunate costume malfunction.
Ellie talks about the mounting pressure of performance, including dancing at the front for the Jig! She also reveals how the the play's labeling as 'a problem play' may be solved in their production by a closer reading of Helena's and Bertram's relationship.
In this second interview Ellie talks about creating a backstory for Helena and how the relationship with her father dead father impacts on her throughout the play.
An Introduction to Ellie Piercy and her character Helena - Ellie discusses her initial reactions to the play and how she felt on the first day meeting the cast and creatives.