THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
13 - 27 July 2019
Stoke Park Railway, Burchatts Farm Gate, London Road, GU1 1TU
Tuesdays - Sundays (No Performances Mondays)
Evenings 7.30pm | Sat Mats 2.30pm (26 July 3pm)| Sundays 4pm
Running Time approx. 2 hrs 30 mins (including interval)
Audio Description 26 July, 3pm
General Booking 30 April 10am
Priority Booking 23 April 10am
Full £26 | Concessions £23 | Under 16s £16.50
Family £78 | Student standby £15
Schools £15 per pupil Contact Education
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"With Merry Wives, Shakespeare effectively invented the sitcom" The Independent
Shakespeare’s only comedy to be set in England, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a delicious confection of feel-good fun and has inspired classic sitcoms from Fawlty Towers to The Good Life to The Vicar of Dibley.
The irrepressible Sir John Falstaff is in love (or is that lust?) with two respectable suburban ladies, and their husband’s money. Unbeknown to him, the two merry wives hatch a plan to teach the old rogue, and their frantic husbands, a thoroughly good lesson.
Staged at the enchanting Stoke Park Model Railway on London Road, Caroline Devlin (Merry Wives 2012, The Winter’s Tale, Othello) directs a 1970s inspired show, complete with a toe-tapping soundtrack, bell-bottom slacks, velour shirts, and who knows, a British Rail train might actually turn up on time!
Cast to be announced later in the Spring.
Audio Described Performance Saturday 27 July, 2.30pm. Read more
"The world's mine oyster"
"You may know by my size that I have a kind of alacrity in sinking"
"I shall knog his urinals about his knave's costard when I have good opportunities"
"When gods have hot backs, what shall poor men do?"
We last staged Merry Wives in Golden Jubilee Year 2012, with a 1950s 'new Elizabethans' settings.
"You could not have a more exhilarating, fun-filled evening" British Theatre Guide