'Let’s go dress him like the witch of Brentford’

The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from British 1930s fashion, music and dance, this production celebrates women, the power and beauty of nature, and with it's witty mix of verbal and physical humour, rejoices in a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom. Directed by Elle While (Hamlet, As You Like It), this production stars Olivier Award-nominated Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife, The Children’s Hour) as Mistress Ford, Sarah Finigan (Suffragette, Upstart Crow, Globe on Tour) as Mistress Page, and Pearce Quigley (Detectorists, Hamlet, As You Like It) as Falstaff. The Windsor Locals appear courtesy of Soldiers’ Arts Academy, London Bubble and Clean Break.

Synopsis

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…

Cast

Hedydd Dylan

SIR HUGH EVANS/NYM

Sarah Finigan

MISTRESS PAGE

Bryony Hannah

MISTRESS FORD

Richard Katz

DOCTOR CAIUS/PISTOL

Joshua Lacey

ABRAHAM SLENDER/ ROBIN



Forbes Masson

GEORGE PAGE

Anne Odeke

HOST/PETER SIMPLE

Jude Owusu

FRANK FORD

Pearce Quigley

SIR JOHN FALSTAFF

Anita Reynolds

MISTRESS QUICKLY


Boadicea Ricketts

ANNE PAGE/ JOHN RUGBY

Dickon Tyrrell

ROBERT SHALLOW

The Windsor Locals

Zach Wyatt

FENTON/BARDOLPH

Creatives

William Shakespeare

WRITER

Giles Block

GLOBE ASSOCIATE- TEXT

Alison Bomber

VOICE

Nicole Charles

ASSOCIATE DRAMATURG

Jess Clough-MacRae

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER

Charlie Cridlan

DESIGNER



Philip d'Orléans

FIGHT DIRECTOR

Hazel Holder

ACCENT COACH

Martin Leonard

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Glynn MacDonald

GLOBE ASSOCIATE- MOVEMENT

Sasha Milavic Davies

CHOREOGRAPHER


Frank Moon

COMPOSER

Tariq Rifaat

PRODUCTION MANAGER

Laura Rushton

COSTUME SUPERVISOR

Christine Schmidle

DEPUTY TEXT ASSOCIATE

Elle While

DIRECTOR