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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Until October 12, 2019

Let's go dress him like the witch of Brentford

Why See The Merry Wives of Windsor?

PlaysComedy & Stand-upShakespeare

All the world is a jest

Down on his luck, famed bounder Sir John Falstaff decides to turn his fortunes around by scamming two married women with identical love letters, hoping that at least one of them falls for his ploy and shares her husband's fortune with him. Unfortunately, things don't quite go to plan, and he's thwarted by the merry wives of Windsor at every turn, who on discovering his duplicity decide to take their revenge together. But whether he's berated by forest demons or thrown into the Thames, Falstaff retains his sense of humour and his 'joie de vivre' to the very end.

The third play of Shakespeare's to include the errant 'fat Knight' Falstaff, 'Merry Wives is a buoyant and breezy comedy that blends belly-laughs, disguises, mishaps, and hijinks-a-plenty to create a hilarious swan song for what is said to be Queen Elizabeth I's favourite of his characters.

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Dates

Opening night: 17 May 2019

And before you stop reading

Audio-Described performance: June 15th at 14.00
Relaxed performance: June 22nd at 14.00
Captioned performance: June 8th at 14.00
BSL interpreted performance: September 28th at 19.30

Cast and Creative

Cast

Pearce Quigley as Falstaff
Bryony Hannah as Mistress Ford
Jude Owusu as Frank Ford
Anita Reynolds as Mistress Quickly
Zach Wyatt as Fenton and Bardolph
Joshua Lacey as Abraham Slender and Robin
Forbes Masson as George Page
Anne Odeke as Host and Peter Simple
Hedydd Dylan as Sir Hugh Evans and Nym
Sarah Finigan as Mistress Page
Richard Katz as Doctor Caius and Pistol 
Boadicea Ricketts as Anne Page and John Rugby
Dickon Tyrrell as Robert Shallow

Creative

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Elle While and Nicole Charles

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