William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives – Playhouse Theatre

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Northern Broadsides in partnership with the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme, present

William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives

The raw simplicity of Rutter’s approach give his productions energy and drive.

The Sunday Times

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.

Northern Broadsides can bring Shakespeare to life as gripping, accessible theatre for today simply by making the words sing
The Guardian

Barrie Rutter plays Sir John Falstaff and directs a cast of sixteen actors.

  • Tue 24 May, 7:30 pm
  • Wed 25 May, 5:30 pm
  • Thu 26 May, 1:30 pm
  • Thu 26 May, 7:30 pm
  • Fri 27 May, 7:30 pm
  • Sat 28 May, 2:00 pm
  • Sat 28 May, 7:30 pm

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