Man sits on stage clutching bare chest

The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is a story of marriage, wealth, jealousy and lies.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    4 Aug - 22 Sep 2018

  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 12 Sep 2018

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

4 August, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Past productions

Our productions of The Merry Wives of Windsor over the years have included many famous actors playing the 'fat knight' Falstaff: Jay Laurier in 1940; Anthony Quayle in 1955; Clive Swift in 1964; Brewster Mason in 1968 and 1975; Peter Jeffrey in 1985; Leslie Phillips in 1996; Richard Cordery in 2002; Simon Callow in 2006 and Desmond Barrit in 2012.