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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. Romeo and Juliet - A Senior Youth Theatre Production - William Shakespeare
  2. Bette and Joan - Anton Burge
  3. The Railway Children (stage version) - E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
  4. Richard II - William Shakespeare
  5. Kindertransport - Diane Samuels
  6. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
  7. The Death of Miss Gloria Starr - Devised by the cast
  8. Metamorphosis - Steven Berkoff, from the classic story by Franz Kafka
  9. The Seagull - Anton Chekhov, in a new version by Torben Betts
  10. The History of Cardenio - William Shakespeare, John Fletcher and Gary Taylor
  11. The Snow Dragons - Lizzie Nunnery
  12. The Weir - Conor McPherson
  13. Oh! What a Lovely War - Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop
  14. The Merchant of Venice - William Shakespeare
  15. Tom and Viv - Michael Hastings
  16. As You Like It - William Shakespeare
  17. Toad of Toad Hall - A. A. Milne - A play from Kenneth Grahame’s book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Music by H Fraser-Simson
  18. Collaborators - John Hodge
  19. Boeing-Boeing - Marc Camoletti translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
  20. We Are Three Sisters - Blake Morrison
  21. THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO - Lee Hall from Carlo Collodi’s original tale
  22. The White Devil - John Webster
  23. The Adventures of Dick Whittington and his Cat - Dickon Williamson
  24. King Lear - William Shakespeare
  25. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  26. Coraline - from the novel by Neil Gaiman
  27. Night Must Fall - Emlyn Williams
  28. All’s Well that Ends Well - William Shakespeare
  29. The Government Inspector - Nikolai Gogol, adapted by D. J. Campbell
  30. Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov, in a version by Christopher Hampton
  31. Egad! The Woman in White - Tim Kelly
  32. Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs
  33. Master Shakeshafte - Peter Parkinson
  34. Love’s Labour’s Lost - William Shakespeare
  35. Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salman Rushdie, Tim Supple and David Tushingham
  36. From These Green Heights - Dermot Bolger
  37. Othello - William Shakespeare
  38. Blood Wedding (Youth Theatre) - Federico García Lorca - Translation by Gwynne Edwards
  39. The Chalk Garden - Enid Bagnold
  40. A Tender Thing - Ben Power
  41. The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
  42. Julius Caesar - William Shakespeare
  43. Educating Rita - Willy Russell
  44. Robin Hood - David Barrett
  45. Double Bill: Leonardo’s Last Supper and Laughter (Part II) - Peter Barnes
  46. Designs on Ladies - Georges Feydeau, translated by David King, adapted by Rodney Figaro
  47. Rhinoceros - Eugene Ionesco, translated by Martin Crimp
  48. Once in a Lifetime - Moss Hart & George S Kaufman
  49. The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan
  50. Dracula - Liz Lochhead adapted from Bram Stoker's novel
  51. Henry VIII or All is True (staged reading) - William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
  52. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery - David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin jr.
  53. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  54. Around The World in 8 Plays - Patrick Greene and Jason Pizzarello
  55. In the Club - Richard Bean
  56. Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare
  57. Great Expectations - Charles Dickens, adapted by Jo Clifford
  58. Peter Pan - JM Barrie (John Caird and Trevor Nunn)
  59. Taking Sides - Ronald Harwood
  60. Aladdin - John Crocker - Music & Lyrics by Eric Gilder
  61. Little Gem - Elaine Murphy
  62. Vita & Virginia - Eileen Atkins
    adapted from correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West
  63. Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare
  64. Tom Paine - Paul Foster
  65. Youth Theatre Double Bill - Will Averill: Cinderella: Or How Pipsqueak the Mouse Became a Stallion. 'Crinkley Bottom............' was devised in-house
  66. Gormenghast - John Constable adapted from the novel by Mervyn Peake
  67. This Story of Yours - John Hopkins
  68. King John - William Shakespeare
  69. Pygmalion - Bernard Shaw
  70. Fallen Angels - Noel Coward
  71. A Month in the Country - Ivan Turgenev - adapted into English by Emlyn Williams
  72. Glengarry Glen Ross - David Mamet
  73. A Midsummer Night’s Dream - William Shakespeare
  74. A Vampire Story - Moira Buffini
  75. Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll - dramatised by Adrian Mitchell
  76. The Odd Couple (female version) - Neil Simon
  77. The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Martin McDonagh
  78. Antony and Cleopatra - William Shakespeare
  79. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead - Tom Stoppard
  80. Gaslight - Patrick Hamilton
  81. Cymbeline - William Shakespeare
  82. Iron - Rona Munro
  83. Confusions - Alan Ayckbourn
  84. Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare
  85. I Hate Shakespeare - Steph DeFerie
  86. Moonlight and Magnolias - Ron Hutchinson
  87. Lulu - Frank Wedekind, in a version by Peter Barnes
  88. Macbeth - William Shakespeare
  89. Whipping It Up - Steve Thompson
  90. Harvey - Mary Chase
  91. Happy Days - Samuel Beckett
  92. Days of Wine and Roses - Owen McCafferty
  93. Henry V - William Shakespeare
  94. Arabian Nights - adapted by Dominic Cooke
  95. Vincent in Brixton - Nicholas Wright
  96. The Real Thing - Tom Stoppard
Richmond Shakespeare Society
The Mary Wallace Theatre The Embankment,
Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3DU
Box Office 07484 927 662
(between 10 am and 7 pm only please)

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