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The Merry Wives Of Windsor

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Shakespeare's Globe tackles the bard's great bourgeois farce. Read More >

This gutsy farce centres on the equally gutsy Sir John Falstaff, a fat knight in Elizabethan England who imagines that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page are both attracted to him. Eyeing their husbands' money, he decides to woo them both, but the women are up to the old lecher's tricks and turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations, midnight terrors and a very damp and smelly laundry basket.

For more about this show read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/06/2008

Opening Night: 18/06/2008

Closing Night: 05/10/2008

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Nathan Amzi, Gareth Armstrong, William Belchambers, Christopher Benjamin, Philip Bird, Serena Evans, Peter Gale, Michael Garner, Gregory Gudgeon, Andrew Havill, Edward Macliam, Ellie Piercy, Timothy Speyer, Jonty Stephens, Sue Wallace, Paul Woodson, Sarah Woodward, Otto Farrant, Harry Manton, Paul Bevan, Robin Jeffrey, Sharon Lindo, William Lyons, Neil Rowland


Director - Christopher Luscombe

Producer - Shakespeare's Globe

Designer - Janet Bird

Choreographer - Jenny Arnold

Author - William Shakespeare