Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor

Barbican Centre · 07 DEC - 05 JAN

Show has ended. Seen the show? Review it on Stagedoor.

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

Overview

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.

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.

Critic reviews

A hugely enjoyable way to introduce yourself to one of Shakespeare's lesser known works

Broadway World

It all becomes rather remorseless, the production’s frame of reference directed towards an almost parodic lowest common denominator

Arts Desk

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 7 Dec - Sat 5 Jan, 1.30pm & 7.15pm

Venue

Barbican Centre
Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions
Show has ended.

Presented by

2
user reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars
Loading user reviews…

Seen the show? Add your review now!

Open in app