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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Directed by June Fitzgerald

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Lighting - Chris Wilkes

Sound - Mark Griffiths

Stage Manager - Emily Caitlin

Art & Photography - Paul Sparrowham

Catering - Lesley Wilson, Gary Caitlin & RST Volunteers

Costume - June Fitzgerald & Members of The Cast

Technical Assistance - Bob Gedge

Front of House - Chrissie O'Connor

Facilities Manager - Piers Everett

With thanks to

Havering Museum and Ardleigh House

The Merry Wives of Windsor" is a comedic play by William Shakespeare set in the bustling town of Windsor. The plot centers around the misadventures of Sir John Falstaff, a portly and boastful knight who attempts to seduce two married women, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, in hopes of financial gain. However, the witty and resourceful wives quickly catch onto Falstaff's schemes and decide to teach him a lesson.

As Falstaff's clumsy attempts at seduction escalate, the Merry Wives orchestrate a series of humorous pranks to expose his folly. Meanwhile, various suitors pursue Mistress Page's daughter, Anne, leading to further complications and misunderstandings.

In the end, Falstaff is humiliated and learns his lesson, while Anne defies her parents' wishes and marries the man she loves. The play concludes with a celebration of love, marriage, and the triumph of wit over deception.

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" is a lively and entertaining comedy filled with witty wordplay, mistaken identities, and colorful characters, making it a beloved addition to Shakespeare's repertoire.

Sponsored by Impact Capital Group

The Merry Wives of Windsor 2023 Programme


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