Behind the scenes of a Shakespearean theatre troupe, as troubled artistic director Geoffrey Tennant takes over after the sudden death of his former mentor to direct a production of Hamlet, the play that once drove him into a nervous breakdown. He also has to contend with an American action star as his leading man, an aging prima donna as his leading lady, a scheming general manager, and a ruthless corporate raider.
Last Episode03x06 The Promised End Aired: Aug. 28, 2006
Thanks to Charles, Lear gets canceled and Geoffrey's future at the festival is in doubt. Also Ellen finally fires Barbara. The end of the series …
Series Fun Facts
- Ellen says "sorry" 77 times over the run of the series.
- The fictional town of New Burbage and its theater festival are presumably named after Richard Burbage, and actor-manager who was the star of many original Shakespeare plays and who…
[show]The fictional town of New Burbage and its theater festival are presumably named after Richard Burbage, and actor-manager who was the star of many original Shakespeare plays and who spearheaded, in 1597, the construction of the original Globe theater in London.
- Paul Gross and Martha Burns, who play on-again, off-again lovers Geoffrey and Ellen, have in their real lives been married since 1988. They have two children together.