Northern Broadsides in partnership with the New Vic Theatre, present
The Merry Wives
Sir John Falstaff is past-his-prime and skint!
Vain rogue that he is, he attempts, rather clumsily, to seduce a couple of well-to-do wives … but Mistress Page and Mistress Ford get wise to his plan and scheme to exact revenge with hilarious and unimaginable consequences.
If you like your Shakespeare light, funny and wickedly entertaining then look no further. The Merry Wives is bursting at the seams with verbal fun, physical comedy and a bevy of cunningly colourful characters.
Northern Broadsides’ distinctive charisma and zest for performance squeezes every last ounce of comedy gold from this affectionately calamitous tale that will tickle your funny bone and poke a jovial finger in the eye of middle England.
Barrie Rutter plays Sir John Falstaff and directs a cast of sixteen actors.
Merry Wives Cast 2016
Tour Dates 2016
New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Fri 5 – Sat 27 Feb
Viaduct Theatre, Halifax
Tues 1 – Sat 5 March
Hull Truck Theatre
Tue 8 – Sat 12 March
The Lowry, Salford
Tue 15 – Sat 19 March
Rose Theatre Kingston
Tue 22 – Sat 26 March
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Wed 6 – Sat 16 April
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Tue 19 – Sat 23 April
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Tue 26 – Sat 30 April
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Wed 4 – Sat 7 May
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Tue 10 – Sat 14 May
York Theatre Royal
Tue 17 – Sat 21 May
Tue 24 – Sat 28 May