The Merry Wives of Windsor

8th Jun 2008 - 4:30pm

The Arts Centre

Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I so loved the character of Falstaff, the fat lecherous knight, that she asked Shakespeare to write a play in which he falls hopelessly in love. Shakespeare, being Her Majesty’s loyal subject, duly obliged – but being Shakespeare he wasn’t content to do things by halves. He wrote a play in which Falstaff falls in love not once, but twice – at the same time, with two women who are actually best friends. The women conspire to show him what happens when a man neither acts with courtesy nor thinks with his brain – and the result is The Merry Wives of Windsor.

An outdoor production – wear warm, waterproof clothing and bring a low backed chair or a rug (and don’t forget the picnic).

Tickets £9.50 / £7.50 concessions.