The only one of Shakespeare's plays to be set within his own class and country, "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is a farcical tale centring on the wily attempts of Sir John Falstaff to relieve his drinking debts through swindling and seduction. Featuring Christopher Benjamin in the title role, deftly supported by Serena Evans and Sarah Woodward as the scheming Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. A performance guaranteed to entertain.
Elizabethan fun and frolics
- The Merry Wives of Windsor review by Pete W
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A solid antidote for anyone who struggled through Shakespeare at school. When you see the plays presented and acted like this, they make perfect sense and are really entertaining. Merry Wives has the advantage of being a bit of a slapstick comedy as well. Special mention to Christopher Benjamin as a fine, artful Falstaff.