Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…
The story goes that Elizabeth I was so taken with the character of Falstaff in Henry IV that she asked Shakespeare to write a comedy about the disreputable knight falling in love. The resultant play is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land, and with its dexterous mingling of verbal and physical humour, The Merry Wives of Windsor inaugurated a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from British 1930s fashion, music and dance, the production will celebrate women, the power and beauty of nature, and with its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, it rejoices in a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom. The Windsor Locals appear courtesy of Soldiers’ Arts Academy, London Bubble and Clean Break.
Wonderful experience! Delighted to have had the chance to see actors engage the audience and entertain so comprehensively. Thank you.
It was perfect, amazing, the best part of my holidays, a must go play!
Poor program without clues to identity of cast, poor direction and worth £5 but not the Fifty we paid. Conclusion could do better and unless that happens I would never visit again
A thoroughly enjoyable evening, the play was exceptionally delivered, brilliant cast. Sometimes difficult to hear and keep up with the plot. Wonderful venue, first time we had been and it lived up to expectations Definitely hire seat pads
The play was amazing! Even though it was raining, the actors made it so enjoyable. Thank you very much for this experience!
What a great show! I wondered about the choice to stage it in the 1930 jazz age, but by the time it got to its roaring finale I was convinced. Good acting - I could hear all the lines clearly and laughed aloud the whole play. Well done.
A play packed with puns, laughter and energy. Set in 1920/30 era with amazing period costumes and very energetic dancing. Changing the time to the 20th century lost none of the relevance, in fact made it feel more relatable. A small troupe of actors who played every part to the max, with audience participation from the moment you entered the Globe. It would be a shame if you missed it.
Extremely funny and entertaining! Went with my mum for her birthday and she definitely loved it! First half was a little long though, so if you’ve got standing seats be prepared to stand! We were watching from 7:30 until 10:15! All the actors and actresses were very good, Falstaff was hilarious and had us all laughing despite the miserable weather! Definitely would watch again.
Very entertaining romp! I thoroughly enjoyed it and would go again.
No refunds are available after purchase.
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21 New Globe Walk