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The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

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

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    4 Aug - 22 Sep 2018

  • Barbican


    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

Down on his luck in the suburbs, 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 Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst 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...

David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus and Gloucester in King Lear.

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.