Merry Wives of Windsor

This comedy featuring Sir John Falstaff was first published in 1602, though believed to have been written sometime beforeĀ 1597.

Sir John Falstaff, staying in Windsor and down on his luck, decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens.

He sends Mistress Page and Mistress Ford identical love letters, but they discover his double dealing and set about turning the tables, arranging an assignation at Mistress Ford's house.

Frank Ford has heard of Falstaff's plan and decides to test his wife's fidelity. Pretending to be Master Broom, he pays Falstaff to seduce his wife on his behalf, twice almost catching them together.

The Pages' daughter Anne is pursued by three suitors. The French physician Doctor Caius is her mother's choice, whilst her father prefers Slender, Justice Shallow's kinsman. Anne herself is in love with Fenton.

Mistress Quickly is being paid by all three suitors to promote their cause.

A duel between Doctor Caius and Parson Evans is averted when the Host of the Garter Inn plays a trick on them, and they in turn pay him back.

In Windsor Great Park at night, Falstaff is set up for his final punishment - and one of Anne Page's suitors is successful.

Show dates: 19/09/2018 - 22/09/2018

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Cast and Crew

GroupRoleMember Name
Production TeamPhotographyAdam Lanfranchi
Production TeamProgrammeAdam Lanfranchi
Production TeamDirectorRichard Wright
CastSlenderKevin Hardacre
CastShallowBernie Mundy
CastSir Hugh EvansSimon Birkett
CastAnne PageAlice Coton
CastFalstaffRichard Wright
CastPistolNick Barlow
CastNimJonathan Miller
CastMistress QuicklyCatriona Eagle
CastDoctor CaiusKen Edmonds
CastSimpleRoberta Bass
CastJill RugbyNatalie Hope
CastMistress FordNiamh McGrogan
CastMistress PageSarah Galton
CastFentonJonathan Sansam
CastFrank FordDave Palmer
CastGeorge PageMark Caney
CastRobinJack McGrogan
Production TeamChoreographerTina Eyers
Production TeamStage ManagerCharlie Watkins
Production TeamPropsPat Watkins
Production TeamPropsLiz Carey
Production TeamLighting and SoundGraham Brown
Production TeamCostumesLouise Sansam
Production TeamPromptFreda Brown
Production TeamMake upHelen Makin
Production TeamPublicityKen Edmonds
Production TeamProgrammeEmma Lanfranchi
Production TeamPoster designRichard Wright
Production TeamStage ConstructionCharlie Watkins
Production TeamStage ConstructionChris Spray
Production TeamStage ConstructionJulie Spray
Production TeamStage ConstructionFrank Bonetti
Production TeamStage ConstructionMarcia Hein
Production TeamStage ConstructionConnor Young
Production TeamStage hands and townsfolk on stage Janice Holwill
Production TeamStage hands and townsfolk on stage Carol Phillimore
Production TeamStage hands and townsfolk on stage Samantha Elgar
Production TeamStage hands and townsfolk on stage Jenny Hailes
Production TeamSet PaintingRobert Maxwell Wood
CastThe DancersClaire Hak
CastThe DancersJenny Hailes
CastThe DancersTina Eyers
CastThe DancersStacey English
CastThe DancersSamantha Elgar
CastThe DancersCarol Phillimore
CastThe DancersJanice Holwill
CastThe DancersAnnette Papworth
CastThe DancersDavid Papworth
CastThe DancersSarah Stott
CastThe DancersJo Scammell