About The Merry Wives of Windsor - RSC Barbican

Barbican Theatre, London
Booking to 5 January 2019
No longer booking

The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican with a contemporary London Season of three of Shakespeare’s most loved plays: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor

There’s more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, directed by Fiona Laird.

The Merry Wives of Windsor is booking from 7 December 2018 until 5 January 2019 at the Barbican Theatre, London.


Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

WHO’S IN IT? The Merry Wives of Windsor CAST

Full casting to be announced.


Directed by Fiona Laird with set and costume design by Lez Brotherston, choreography by Sam Spencer-Lane, lighting design by Tim Mitchell, music by Fiona Laird, orchestration by Johanna S Groot Bluemink, sound design by Gregory Clarke, comedy direction by Toby Park and fight direction by Tom Jordan


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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 5 January 2019

Venue Information

Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS
Nearest Tube or Train: Barbican (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: (Beech Street) 76, 153; (City Road) 21, 43, 141, 205, 214, 271

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