On Thursday 20 June, people across the UK and Ireland will be able to see Shakespeare’s Globe‘s production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor.
A live broadcast of the hilarious play will be shown at over 325 cinemas nationwide. It will transport the cinema audience into the Wooden O, the building for which Shakespeare wrote his plays.
The Merry Wives Of Windsor tells the story of Sir Falstaff who’s down on his luck and determined to turn things around by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But when the two women discover Falstaff’s double dealings, things don’t go quite as he had planned.
It will star Bryony Hannah as Mistress Ford, best-known from BBC One’s Call the Midwife and will be directed by Elle While.
This new production will be staged with a vibrant background of the 1930s and Elizabethan design created by Charlie Cridlan.
About the upcoming screenings, Elle While said: “Our madcap The Merry Wives of Windsor has everything from mischief and disguises, to lust and love, with lots of hilarity in between. The sumptuous design will include living plants, bringing the natural world into the Globe. We are thrilled to be sharing our uproarious show across the nation this summer, bringing the magic of Shakespeare’s Globe live to cinema screens.”
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