Merry in Bath
PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 December 2010
DIRECT from acclaimed performances in Los Angeles and New York, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s celebrated production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor tours to Bath.
Christopher Luscombe’s much-praised production will be staged at the Theatre Royal Bath from Monday to Saturday as part of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s first-ever large scale UK and international tour.
Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands’ money as for their personal charms.
Wise to the old rogue’s tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket.
Gutsy, colloquial and bustling with vivid characters, Shakespeare’s hilarious and brilliantly constructed farce gave birth to a tradition that reaches down to the modern TV sitcom.
Tickets, priced £17.50-33.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk