Tickets are on sale now for Shawbury Village Players production of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ taking place on the 29th of June to the 2nd of July 2022 in the Library of Action Reynold’s Hall by kind permission of it’s present owners, Judith and Chris Mackley.
Tickets cost £15.00 and are available from Jo (01939 250070) or you can buy your tickets online – there are a limited number of seats available each night so get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. Gardens open for picnicking from 6pm. Performances start at 7.30pm and there is free parking available on site.
This production will be Directed by Richard Bray and was first planned for last year to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of Shawbury Village Players. Unfortunately due to the Covid pandemic this had to be postponed till this year but we are truly delighted to at last be able to bring it to you.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a farcical comedy that features Sir John Falstaff and is a story of jealousy, marriage and lies. It is still as much fun to modern audiences as it was back in Shakespeare’s time.
Falstaff, a bit of a ladies man, is down on his luck with serious cash flow problems, and he comes to Windsor to conspire to seduce Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford, the wives of two prominent Windsor citizens, who both have control over their husbands money.
They decide to teach him a lesson and devise a plan to do just that. They lead him on, just long enough to humiliate him. So Falstaff eventually gets his ‘comeuppance’ which is somewhat satisfying in todays ‘me too’ society!