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The Merry Wives

by William Shakespeare

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.

A sheer pleasure from start to finish, Northern Broadsides bring their characteristic energy and exuberance to bear, fanning this delicious play into a comic bonfire.

“This is a very funny play, well cast and all the more enjoyable for the fact that Northern Broadsides relly seem to relish its broad humour and extract the same to the max. Go see.”
Halifax Courier

“Northern Broadsides is now staging the most original Shakespeare productions you are ever likely to see anywhere – and that includes the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.”
Telegraph and Argus

“This show lollops along with a confident verve.”
Financial Times

touring with King John Spring 2001

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