The Merry Wives of Windsor
2019

7th to 10th August
Directed by Henry Morris

Falstaff is short of friends and down on his luck; that doesn’t stop him breezing into Windsor with hopes of simultaneously seducing two married women for their money. But the formidable Mistresses Page and Ford see right through him, and the Merry Wives turn the tables.

The fun that ensues draws on human foibles worthy of any TV sitcom. Think unsubstantiated jealousy, inverted snobbery, social awkwardness, bureaucratic incompetence, and, of course, keeping up with the Joneses.

Setting the attractions of my good parts aside,
I have no other charms

A contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies, this is the 33rd annual production by the Abbey Shakespeare Players. With a finale of spectacular rural magic, this play celebrates life and love in ways that will have laughter ringing out under the Pembrokeshire night sky.

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Cast

Sir John FalstaffJohn Holtorp
Mistress PageAbbey Wright
Frank FordEd Long
Mistress QuicklyAmy Levene
Sir Hugh EvansKatherine Daw
Mistress FordGemma Streat
George PageMartyn Wigley
Abraham SlenderJake Hollingsworth
Robert ShallowGeoff Summers
The Host Of The Garter InnTim Buck
Doctor CaiusChris Turner
FentonJoel Pearcey
PistolTim Chadwick
Peter SimpleGabriel Ward
NymSimon Beattie
Anne PageAnna Monro
BardolphTony Shepherd
RobinHermione Miltiadou
William PageSam Morris
John RugbyTim Chadwick

Musicians

Clarinet, saxophoneKaty Lawrence
Clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, percussionOliver Llewellyn-Smith
Trumpet, guitar, percussionDan Webster
KeyboardJean Smith
VioloncelloBob Dent
SingersMembers of the cast