Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Merry Wives of Windsor

My next theatrical outing takes place at the Sewell Barn Theatre, beginning on 14th July. Click here for details and booking information.

As the information in the publicity says: "Falstaff, Shakespeare's 'fat knight', tries to court two married women at the same time. The resulting mayhem gives us one of Shakespeare's most enduring and well-loved comedies. This early demonstration of 'Girl Power', although set within the sixteenth century confines of Windsor, strikes a surprisingly modern note and reminds us that hunan nature does not change wherever or whenever it is portrayed."

I'm having a whale of a time playing one of the two Merry Wives (Mistress Page); with my fellow Wife, Chris Yorke as Mistress Forde, we have enormous fun stitching up Falstaff (Terry Dabbs), hiding him in baskets of laundry, dressing him as an old woman, and generally making the most of his enslavement to his... well... desires.

Hope to see you there!

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