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The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare

Read the review for The Merry Wives of Windsor.

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 30 mins + 20 mins interval

★★★★

‘Shakespeare meets The Only Way Is Essex’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Fiona Laird’s brightly colourful and industriously daft production…there’s barely a gag-free minute’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

‘Elizabethan costume stylings, lashings of bling and dashes of The Only Way Is Essex attitude’

DAILY TELEGRAPH

★★★★

‘Only a stone could not delight in David Troughton’s Falstaff’

SUNDAY TIMES

★★★★

‘Fiona Laird has directed the play not unlike a 21st-century sitcom: perky scene-change musical stings, sharp-tongued exchanges’

FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Lez Brotherston’s wonderful design’

FINANCIAL TIMES

‘David Troughton gives a broader performances than usual, but no less masterly: his post-dumpster speech is pitched and timed to perfection’

FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Our ribs persistently tickled’

FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★

‘A hoot’

THE TIMES

‘The whole play bursts with slap(stick) and tickle, prats and pratfalls and lots of laughs – there is not a weak link in the cast’

THE TIMES

‘Giggles galore’

THE TIMES

‘Rebecca Lacey and Beth Cordingly are superb’

THE TIMES

★★★★

‘Fiona Laird gives the comedy a vivid TOWIE hue in her exuberant revival’

INDEPENDENT

‘Lez Brotherston’s dazzlingly witty hybridised costumes’

INDEPENDENT

‘The excellent David Troughton’

INDEPENDENT

‘Lez Brotherston’s cleverly succinct design’

INDEPENDENT

‘Beth Cordingly and Rebbeca Lacey give you a lovely many-stranded picture of the strong female friendship…the play has never felt so strongly feminist’

INDEPENDENT

‘The production is ablaze with energy and throngs with strong, quirky performances’

INDEPENDENT

‘Tom Padley as a blazered chump of a Slender…Jonathan Cullen as a comedy French physician’

INDEPENDENT

‘A delight’

INDEPENDENT

★★★★

‘The show bowls you along with its bonhomie, its sight gags and its wit

BROADWAYWORLD

‘David Troughton has great fun as Sir John Falstaff’

BROADWAYWORLD

‘It's laugh-out-loud funny’

BROADWAYWORLD

‘Rebecca Lacey and Beth Cordingley, lovin' it’

BROADWAYWORLD

‘Tom Padley in show-stealing form, as his milksop rival Slender, clowning like a Cairoli!’

BROADWAYWORLD