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VenueRoyal Shakespeare Theatre
Other spaces: The Dell, Waterside, Rehearsal Room
From2nd December 2006
Opened12th December 2006
To10th February 2007
PricesFrom £5.00. To £45.00.
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Merry Wives - The Musical

Merry Wives - The MusicalT834347684
Falstaff gets him come-uppance (three times) in this rather confused but at times immensely funny Shakespeare comedy - his only one about the middle classes. The story, almost certainly false, goes that Queen Elizabeth I so enjoyed the character of Falstaff that she asked to see him again in another play - in love. Shakespeare is supposed to have obliged with this delightful romp.
Author Shakespeare
Music Paul Englishby
Lyrics Ranjit Bolt

Archive :: production:T834347684, musical:S65142287, venue:V135

Production details

The Complete Works

Special Performances

  • 13 Jan 07 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)


Producer Royal Shakespeare Company
Adapted by Gregory Doran
Director Gregory Doran
Design Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Choreographer Michael Ashcroft
Musical Director Bruce O'Neil
Sound Paul Groothuis
Performer Simon Callow (Falstaff)
Performer Judi Dench (Mistress Quickly)
Performer Alistair McGowan (Frank Ford)
Performer Scarlett Strallen (Anne Page)
Performer Alexandra Gilbreath (Mistress Ford)
Performer Haydn Gwynne (Mistress Page)
Performer Tobias Beer (Simple)
Performer Robert Burt (Host)
Performer Paul Chahidi (Dr Caius)
Performer Christopher Colley (Jack Rugby)
Performer Ian Conningham (Nym)
Performer Martin Crewes (Fenton)
Performer Jeffrey Dench (Shallow)
Performer Dominic Colchester (John)
Performer Rob Edwards (Page)
Performer Anna Lowe (Maid)
Performer Brendan O'Hea (Pistol)
Performer Ian Pirie (Bardolph)
Performer Simon Thomas (Robert)
Performer Lisa Thorner (Maid)
Performer Simon Trinder (Slender)
Performer Ian Hughes (Evans)
Performer Mary Doherty (Maid)
Performer Matt Cross (Wart)

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