'This is the short and the long of it'

Featuring many characters from Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Shakespeare’s brilliantly constructed farce, which gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom, burst onto the Globe Theatre stage in 2010.

Synopsis

Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands’ money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue’s tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket.

Cast

Nathan Amzi

SIMPLE

Gareth Armstrong

EVANS

William Belchambers

SLENDER

Christopher Benjamin

FALSTAFF

Philip Bird

DR. CAIUS

Serena Evans

MISTRESS PAGE

Peter Gale

SHALLOW

Michael Garner

PAGE

Gregory Gudgeon

NYM

Andrew Havill

FORD

Jonty Stephens

HOST

Sue Wallace

MISTRESS QUICKLY

Paul Woodson

PISTOL

Sarah Woodward

MISTRESS FORD

Gerard McCarthy

FENTON

Ceri-Lyn Cissone

ANNE PAGE

Barnaby Edwards

RUGBY

Richard Linell

ROBIN

Edward Holtom

ROBIN

Creatives

Christopher Luscombe
DIRECTOR

Janet Bird

DESIGNER


Nigel Hess

COMPOSER

Jenny Arnold

CHOREOGRAPHER


Robin Lough

DIRECTOR FOR THE SCREEN

William Lyons

MUSICAL DIRECTOR