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The Merry Wives of Windsor - 2018 - West End


The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this autumn with a contemporary London Season comprising three of the playwright’s most loved titles: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Fiona Laird directs hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor with more than a hint of reality TV… RSC Associate Artist David Troughton returns as Falstaff following his recent acclaimed performance in the title role of Titus Andronicus.

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 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...

Fiona Laird directs RSC Associate Artist David Troughton as Falstaff following his recent acclaimed performance in Titus Andronicus (2017).

The Merry Wives of Windsor: 7 DECEMBER 2018 - 5 JANUARY 2019


Barbican Centre

(London, )
(Barbican/Moorgate) Silk Street
by Debbie Gilpin - December 12, 2018
East meets west, as the RSC's latest production of Shakespeare's comedy gets a TOWIE makeover. Following a popular summer run at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford-upon-Avon base, it transfers to the Barbican for a limited engagement over the winter. David Troughton stars as the infamous knight Falstaff, who is at the peak of his lecherous and womanising ways during the course of this play - until he meets his matches in Mistresses Ford and Page.