The Merry Wives Of Windsor

First published in 1602, William Shakespeare’s epic and delightful comedy is a rollicking tale of marriage, fidelity, trickery and love.

The puffed up and degenerate Sir John Falstaff, a Knight of the Garter, is seized with the outrageous idea that to seduce two of Windsor’s wealthy merry wives will prove his virility and give him access to their money.  The assignations are made, but with female cunning and a devilish plot involving their husbands, Falstaff is repeatedly tricked by the women.  He is hidden in a laundry basket full of dirty washing and thrown into the Thames.  He is further duped and terrified in the eerie moonlit shadows of a blasted oak in Windsor Great Park to which he is lured by a band of ruthless townsfolk seeking to revel in the old man’s misery.

A most excellent and conceited comedie… intermixed with sundrie variable and pleasing humours, brought to you by the company who toured Charley’s Aunt to the Yvonne Arnaud earlier this year.

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"Gloriously flamboyant... A joyous production of gentle uncomplicated and timeless fun"  THE STAGE on Charley’s Aunt

"(An) excellent production... Creative Cow is a talented company…  It is certainly a production which is well worth seeing if you get the chance."  WHATSONSTAGE on Charley’s Aunt


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The Merry Wives Of Windsor

Main Auditorium

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 14:30 to Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 20:00

Thur eve 7.45pm

Fri & Sat eve 8.00pm

Thur & Sat mats 2.30pm

Running time: 2 hrs 10 mins including a 15 min interval

Supper and Show is available, please call the Box Office for more information and to book.


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