MERRY WIVES - THE SITCOM!
From 20 December on a small screen near you!
Written by William Shakespeare
Adapted by Caroline Devlin | Directed for screen by Charlotte Conquest
Shakespeare's hilarious small-town comedy, re-imagined as a 1970s British sitcom, based on our Summer 2019 stage production.
4 episodes, filmed in isolation during the various stages of lockdown in 2020.
"Pure enjoyment from beginning to end"
British Theatre Guide on GSC’s 2019 production of The Merry Wives of Windsor
DATES, TIMES & TICKETS
£20 for all Four Episodes
Your ticket gives you access to all four episodes to watch whenever you want (available to view until 20 February).
Please select the performance date 20 February – however, please note that the links to the four episodes will be sent to you in your confirmation email. This will be sent as soon as you buy your tickets, so you will be able to watch the episodes immediately (you don't need to wait until 20 Feb!).
See Frequently Asked Questions below for more details
Our hit feel-good 2019 production reimagined as a 70s sitcom – what’s not to love?!
Filmed by our actors completely independently during 2020’s various lockdowns, and brought together with some miraculous editing across four half-hour episodes, this unique take on The Merry Wives of Windsor is fabulous fun. It’s also a great way to support the arts and the actors involved, with all profits being split between the actors who gave up their spare time to film it.
Falstaff is down on his luck, and needs cash. And what better way to get some than by seducing Mrs Page and Mrs Ford, the wives of rich men? But these ‘Merry Wives’ are quick witted and game for a laugh, and Falstaff will soon find the tables turned against him…
Big, bold and brash (think Abigail’s Party meets ‘Allo ‘Allo), this rollicking romp of egos, envy and avarice, is hugely entertaining; the perfect pre-Christmas ‘Shakespeare-with-a-twist’ treat.
Sir John Falstaff
Host of The Railway Tavern
Sir Hugh Evans
Alex Scott Fairley
Servants played by Daniel Barzotti & Vincent Conquest
Adapted for film by Caroline Devlin
Directed for film by Caroline Devlin & Charlotte Conquest
Original Music & Sound by Matt Eaton
Editing & Graphic Design by Charlotte Conquest
Original Stage Production
Adaptor & Director Caroline Devlin
Designer Neil Irish
Lighting Designer Mark Dymock
Sound Designer Matt Eaton
Fight Director Philip d’Orléans
Associate Designer Anett Black
Assistant Director Indiana Lown Collins
GSC Company Stage Manager Beth Mann
Production Manager Chris Wilson
Deputy Stage Manager Elaine Yeung
Production Assistant Jessica Dudley
Design Assistant Lucy Bond
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DO I WATCH THIS?
All episodes of Merry Wives - The Sitcom will be available to watch via Vimeo. You do not need to download Vimeo or any specialist software to watch this. You can watch on your phone or tablet, though we recommend using a laptop or PC/Mac for better quality. You will receive a link and password for each episode in your confirmation emai.
CAN I WATCH VIMEO AND ZOOM ON MY TV*
You may be able to watch these episodes on your TV if you can connect your device to it.
For laptops, if your TV has a HDMI port, you can connect your laptop to your TV using one of these.
Simply identify the HDMI ports on your TV and laptop, then connect the two devices together using a HDMI cable (you can purchase these from most electrical stores and larger supermarkets). On your TV select either HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 as the source, depending on whether you have anything else plugged in.
Then turn on your laptop and your desktop screen should now be on your TV screen. You can use your laptop to log in to Vimeo or Zoom and watch the show on your big screen.
The above links are from external providers, freely available on the internet, and GSC are not responsible for any incorrect information.*We cannot guarantee that you’ll be able to connect your device to your TV, and GSC take no responsibility if you cannot do so. We strongly advise you to test your devices BEFORE the show begins to ensure everything is working properly.
CAN I SHARE MY LINK WITH OTHER PEOPLE?
NO. The unique link you get in the email we send you will be for you and the performance you have booked for.
If you have booked for more than one household you may share this link with them but YOU MUST COPY US IN when you send them the link and include their names. Please use [email protected] when copying us in. This is so that we know who is attending the performance. If we see a name or email address that we do not recognise we may not admit them.
WILL THERE BE ASSISTED PERFORMANCES?
It is with great regret that we are unable to provide assisted performances of these episodes. For a transcript of the show, do get in touch.
CAN I WATCH THIS OUTSIDE THE UK?
I BOUGHT MY TICKET BUT I'VE NOT HEARD FROM YOU
Please check your SPAM/JUNK folder - some internet providers' firewalls mean that our automated emails sometimes do not always get through. Also, please check your email confirmation - the email on here will be the email that you gave at the time of booking, and is what we will use to contact you.
If you need further assistance, please email us