RSC: The Merry Wives of Windsor

A play by William Shakespeare

A Royal Shakespeare Company production

UK, 2018, 2 hours 50 minutes

Director and composer: Fiona Laird

Cast: David Troughton, Luke Newberry, Beth Cordingly, Rebecca Lacey, Tim Samuels

Age limit: 16+

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.