The Merry Wives of Windsor

wivesby William Shakespeare

Described as Ab Fab meets The Dinner Ladies. Shakespeare’s funniest play.

Sir John Falstaff, staying in Windsor and down on his luck, decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens. He sends Mistress Page and Mistress Ford identical love letters, but they discover his double dealing and set about turning the tables, arranging an assignation at Mistress Ford’s house.

The jealous Frank Ford has heard of Falstaff’s plan and decides to test his wife’s fidelity. Pretending to be Master Broom, he pays Falstaff to seduce his wife on his behalf, twice almost catching them together. The Pages’ daughter Anne is pursued by three suitors. The French physician Doctor Caius is her mother’s choice, whilst her father favours Slender, Justice Shallow’s kinsman. Anne herself is in love with Fenton.  Mistress Quickly is being paid by all three suitors to advance their cause.

A duel between Doctor Caius and Parson Evans is averted when the Host of the Garter Inn plays a trick on them, and they in turn pay him back. In Windsor Great Park at night, Falstaff is set up for his final punishment – and one of Anne Page’s suitors is successful.

  • Andrea Parle
  • Diane Manship
  • Eleanor Maxwell
  • Dave Smart
  • Lee Ward
  • Paul Farmer
  • Christine Morton
  • Sue Gill
  • Matthew James
  • Paul Bracewell

The Play runs from Saturday 12/03/2016 to Saturday 19/03/2016 (excluding Sunday 13/03/2016).

The Preview will be on Thursday 10/03/2016.

The Charity performance will be on Friday 11/03/2016.

Curtain up at 19.45.

Bookings from 04/03/2016 by contacting the box office in person or by ‘phoning 01706 826760 between 19.00 and 20.00 Monday to Friday and between 10.00 and noon on Saturday.

Tickets can be obtained online, from 05/03/2016, by clicking on online tickets

What it costs
Monday to Thursday £9.00
Friday and Saturday £9.50
Concessions (Monday only) £7.00
Preview £7.00