First published in 1602, William Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor (a rollicking tale of marriage, fidelity, trickery and love) will be at Buxton Opera House on Tuesday October 29 at 7.30pm.
The puffed up and degenerate Sir John Falstaff, a Knight of the Garter is seized with the outrageous idea that to seduce two of Windsor’s wealthy merry wives will prove his virility and give him access to their money.
The assignations are made, but with female cunning and a devilish plot involving their husbands, Falstaff is repeatedly tricked by the women.He is hidden in a laundry basket full of dirty washing and thrown into the Thames. He is further duped and terrified in the eery moonlit shadows of a blasted oak in Windsor Great Park, to which he is lured by a band of ruthless townsfolk seeking to revel in the old man’s misery.
Produced by the renowned theatre company Creative Cow, The Merry Wives of Windsor has been flawlessly brought to stage with a generous helping of pomposity.
The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets for The Merry Wives of Windsor are priced at £15 and discounts are available. Call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org