Based on Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor
, a comedy of deceit, ego and trickery in which the (almost) good wives of Windsor give Sir John Falstaff his come-uppance. Sky and Artsworld Season. Running time approximately 3hrsPerformers Alan Opie (Sir John Falstaff), Ashley Holland (Ford), Susannah Glanville (Alice Ford, Rebecca de Pont Davies (Mistress Quickly), Alison Roddy (Nannetta), Colin Lee (Fenton, Alasdair Elliott (Bardolph), Graeme Danby (Pistol), Andrew Rees (Dr Caius).
Music Verdi. Book by Shakespeare. Lyrics Boito. Company English National Opera. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth. Conductor Martin Fitzpatrick. Director Matthew Warchus (original director). Director Ian Rutherford (revival director). Translation Amanda Holden. Design Laura Hopkins. Lighting Peter Mumford. Choreographer Jonathan Lunn. Other Paul Kieve (illusion).