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The Merry Wives is a superb medley of a comedy piled high with excruciatingly funny episodes of pure farce. Mrs Page and Mrs Ford are feisty wives who plot to outfox the devious advances of the philandering Falstaff. Mr Ford's jealousy, and determination to prove the suspected infidelity, leads to hilarious and heartrending consequences.Performers Barrie Rutter (Falstaff), Adam Barlow (Nim/Fenton), Al Bollands (Simple), Ben Burman (Pistol/William), Andy Cryer (Ciaus), Sarah Eve (Anne Page/Robin), John Gully (Evans), Becky Hindley (Mistress Ford), Nicola Sanderson (Mistress Page), Gerard McDermott (Shallow), Josh Moran (Bardolf/Rugby), Roy North (Page), Helen Sheals (Mistress Quickly), Mark Stratton (Host), Jos Vantyler (Slender), Andrew Vincent (Ford).
Author Shakespeare. Company Northern Broadsides (in partnership with The New Vic Theatre Newcastle-under-Lyme). Director Barrie Rutter. Design Lis Evans. Lighting Adam Foley. Musical Director Conrad Nelson.
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