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Merry Wives - The Musical archiveFalstaff 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 listings for Merry Wives - The Musical

Work type: Musical.


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).
2 Dec 06 to 10 Feb 07Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V135
listing details L0622879482

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