The Merry Wives of Windsor


Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford.
Shakespeare's Globe, London, photographed from the riverbank.

Photo by Peter Brown 2014


Overview


Genre: Shakespeare - comedy
Venue: Shakespeare's Globe
Starts: Friday 17 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 12 October 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Synopsis


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.


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 17 May 2019

Press night:Tuesday 28 May 2019

Closes:Saturday 12 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:

Yard (standing) £5


Gallery (seated) from £22


Concessions:
Under 18s - £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre

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Access information


Audio‑Described Performance:

Saturday 15 June, 2.00pm


Relaxed Performance:

Saturday 22 June, 2.00pm


Captioned Performances:

Saturday 8 June, 2.00pm


BSL Interpreted Performances:

Saturday 28 September, 7.30pm


Creatives


Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Nicole Charles, Elle While

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