Why See The Merry Wives of Windsor?
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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Opening night: 17 May 2019
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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
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Elle While and Nicole Charles
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