The Merry Wives of Windsor


Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.
The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Starts: Friday 7 December 2018
Closes: Saturday 5 January 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


There's more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare's hilarious comedy, directed by Fiona Laird.


For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor ... RSC Associate Artist David Troughton takes on the role of Sir John following his masterful performance in Titus Andronicus last year.


Synopsis


Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.


Unknown to him, it's the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating his comeuppance amid a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Barbican Centre
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS

Box office tel: 020 7638 8891

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 7 December 2018

Press night:Wednesday 12 December 2018

Closes:Saturday 5 January 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:
From £13

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Access information


Audio‑described and captioned performance: 18 Dec

Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Fiona Laird
Designer: Lez Brotherston
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Fight director: Tom Jordan
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

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