William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives

Tue 24 May to Sat 28 May 2016

PLAYHOUSE

£28 - £10*

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.

Cast

Adam Barlow - Nim/Fenton

Adam Barlow

Nim/Fenton

Al Bollands - Simple

Al Bollands

Simple

Ben Burman - Pistol/William

Ben Burman

Pistol/William

Andy Cryer - Caius

Andy Cryer

Caius

Sarah Eve - Anne Page / Robin

Sarah Eve

Anne Page / Robin

John Gully - Evans

John Gully

Evans

Becky Hindley - Mistress Ford

Becky Hindley

Mistress Ford

Gerard McDermott - Shallow

Gerard McDermott

Shallow

Josh Moran - Bardolph / Rugby

Josh Moran

Bardolph / Rugby

Roy North - Page

Roy North

Page

Barrie Rutter - Falstaff

Barrie Rutter

Falstaff

Nicola Sanderson - Mistress Page

Nicola Sanderson

Mistress Page

Helen Sheals - Mistress Quickly

Helen Sheals

Mistress Quickly

Mark Stratton - Host

Mark Stratton

Host

Jos Vantyler - Slender

Jos Vantyler

Slender

Andrew Vincent - Ford

Andrew Vincent

Ford

Company

Director Barrie Rutter

Designer Lis Evans

Lighting Adam Foley

Music Conrad Nelson

Reviews

William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives

"Enjoyably jolly"

The Times

William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives

"Sprightly comic revenge romp with a northern voice"

The Stage

William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives

"An excellent ensemble full of well-played dupes and dopes"