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The Merry Wives of Windsor

by William Shakespeare
directed by John Gilbert

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The nearest thing to sitcom Shakespeare ever wrote... and the perfect summer’s evening!

Written at Queen Elizabeth I’s command, this perennially enjoyable and rollicking farce offers laughs galore.  Sir John Falstaff – Shakespeare’s most-loved comic character – has a cunning plan to get both money and women.  But a frantically jealous husband, two feisty wives, idiotically funny foreigners, and the famous laundry-basket scene see him get his come-uppance instead.  Why not experience live theatre in the glorious outdoor setting of the Fountain Gardens on Twickenham Riverside?  Bring along your picnic chairs and rugs, lie back and enjoy the show, atmosphere and licensed bar.  Our annual open air production promises to be a sell-out yet again, so please book your tickets early.

We're experiencing an issue with our ticket booking system (positickets) where by some performances are showing sold out when they aren't.  If you are trying to purchase tickets and experiencing problems please contact the box office 020 8744 0547 (between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

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Weather Policy:

Performances will be cancelled only in extreme weather conditions and you are therefore advised to come prepared. If a performance is cancelled, the decision to cancel will not be taken until 7.45pm: if a performance has to be abandoned before the interval, this will count as a cancellation: refunds will be offered only in the event of cancellation. Your Statutory Rights are not affected.

The performance on Thursday 25th July will be "Captioned"
Captioning converts the spoken word into text which is displayed on a caption unit situated on or next to the stage. As well as dialogue, the captions also include the name of the character who is speaking or singing and descriptions of any sound effects or music. Captioning is a service for anyone who may have difficulty hearing or understanding the audible elements of a performance.

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Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 July 2013
Performances start at 7:45p.m. There is also a matinee at 3p.m. on Saturday 27th • Wed 24 July No performance

Generously supported by the RFU

Generously supported by the RFU

Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.

Other past productions

  1. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  2. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  3. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  4. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  5. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  6. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  7. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  8. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  9. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  10. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  11. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  12. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  13. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  14. Collaborators - John Hodge
  15. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  16. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  17. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  18. The White Devil - John Webster
  19. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  20. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  21. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  22. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  23. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  24. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  25. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  26. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  27. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  28. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  29. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  30. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  31. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  32. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  33. Othello - William Shakespeare
  34. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  35. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  36. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  37. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  38. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  39. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  40. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  41. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  42. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  43. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  44. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  45. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  46. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  47. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  48. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  49. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  50. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  51. In the Club - Richard Bean
  52. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  53. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  54. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  55. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  56. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  57. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  58. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  59. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  60. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  61. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  62. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  63. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  64. King John - William Shakespeare
  65. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  66. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  67. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  68. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  69. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  70. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  71. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  72. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  73. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  74. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  75. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  76. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  77. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  78. Iron - Rona Munro
  79. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  80. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
  81. I Hate Shakespeare - Steph DeFerie
  82. Moonlight and Magnolias - Ron Hutchinson
  83. Lulu - Frank Wedekind, in a version by Peter Barnes
  84. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  85. Whipping It Up - Steve Thompson
  86. Harvey - Mary Chase
  87. Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
  88. Days of Wine and Roses - Owen McCafferty
  89. Henry V - William Shakespeare
  90. Arabian Nights - adapted by Dominic Cooke
  91. Vincent in Brixton - Nicholas Wright
  92. The Real Thing - Tom Stoppard
  93. Titus Andronicus - William Shakespeare
  94. An Inspector Calls - J. B. Priestley
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 020 8744 0547
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

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