Two women in a beauty parlour, wearing dressing gowns and towels around their heads, look mischievously at a letter.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

The only way is Windsor in this new production of Shakespeare's merry comedy.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    4 Aug - 22 Sep 2018

  • Barbican

    London

    7 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 12 Sep 2018

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

4 August, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

A new version of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos.

Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings and in a world of wealth, glamour and ‘well jel’ wives, they finally tell Sir John to ‘shut up’.

The only way is Windsor in this outrageous and fun-filled new version, directed by Fiona Laird.

The Merry Wives of Windsor will be broadcast live to cinemas on 12 September 2018 and will transfer to the Barbican as part of our London Season from October 2018 - January 2019.