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The Merry Wives Of Windsor

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The 2008 hit production of Shakespeare's brilliant farce returns to the Globe. Read More >

Christopher Luscombe’s hit 2008 production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor returns to Shakespeare’s Globe.

Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands’ money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue’s tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket.

Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, The Merry Wives Of Windsor is a brilliantly constructed farce which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/08/2010

Opening Night: 19/08/2010

Closing Night: 2/10/2010

Running time: 2h35

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Cast & Creative


Nathan Amzi, Gareth Armstrong, William Belchambers, Christopher Benjamin, Philip Bird, Ceri-lyn Cissone, Barnaby Edwards, Serena Evans, Peter Gale, Michael Garner, Gregory Gudgeon, Andrew Havill, Gerard McCarthy, Jonty Stephens, Sue Wallace, Paul Woodson, Sarah Woodward


Director - Christopher Luscombe

Designer - Janet Bird

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Nigel Hess

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