About RSC: The Merry Wives of Windsor
"Richard Cordery - a delightful Falstaff" - Daily Mail
"An absolute treat....a production which is simply flawless in both conception and execution" - Financial Times
"Irresistibly funny" - Sunday Telegraph
Welcome back to Shakespeare that is entertaining. This is one of those evenings when you come out of the theatre feeling as if you've been given a small, unexpected present" - Guardian
"A tremendously entertaining evening" - Daily Telegraph
"A production that is indeed 'merry' as the Elizabethans knew the word - that is, witty and ingenious" - The Times
The Merry Wives of Windsor was originally written at the express request of Elizabeth I, who wanted to see the return of the rogue Sir John Falstaff - and in love.
A delightful tale of mischief and misbehaving, combined with scenes of stinging and humiliating revenge as the fat knight suffers gross indignities at the hands of Mistresses Ford and Page, the Windsor wives of the title.
Director Rachel Kavanaugh, presently directing As You Like It at the open Air Theatre in Regents Park, returns to the RSC following last winter's production of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.