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 was 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 had laughter ringing out under the Pembrokeshire night sky.
|Sir John Falstaff||John Holtorp|
|Mistress Page||Abbey Wright|
|Frank Ford||Ed Long|
|Mistress Quickly||Amy Levene|
|Sir Hugh Evans||Katherine Daw|
|Mistress Ford||Gemma Streat|
|George Page||Martyn Wigley|
|Abraham Slender||Jake Hollingsworth|
|Robert Shallow||Geoff Summers|
|The Host Of The Garter Inn||Tim Buck|
|Doctor Caius||Chris Turner|
|Peter Simple||Gabriel Ward|
|Anne Page||Anna Monro|
|William Page||Sam Morris|
|John Rugby||Tim Chadwick|
|Clarinet, saxophone||Katy Lawrence|
|Clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, percussion||Oliver Llewellyn-Smith|
|Trumpet, guitar, percussion||Dan Webster|
|Singers||Members of the cast|