The Merry Wives of Windsor

Royal Shakespeare Company

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There’s more than a hint of reality TV to this modern production of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, directed by Fiona Laird.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating his comeuppance amid a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor ... RSC Associate Artist David Troughton takes on the role of Sir John following his masterful performance in Titus Andronicus last year.

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes, including an interval

Tue 18 Dec
Audio-described and captioned performance

Described by Ellie Packer & Julia Grundy and captioned by Beverly Ward

Wed 2 Jan
Post-show talk

Free to same-day ticket holders

Presented by the Barbican. The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The RSC Acting Companies are generously supported by The Gatsby Charitable Foundation and The Kovner Foundation

Includes a limited number of premium seats at £75*

Groups
£35 for Monday to Thursday performances for groups of 10+. 

Families 
Up to 4 under 18s tickets at half price with every full price ticket. Valid for Monday to Thursday performances. Up to a maximum of 8 per booking – not available on Premium Seats. 

Schools
£18 tickets (£16 for RSC Education Members) available for Monday to Thursday performances. 1 free teacher’s ticket is available for every 10 students. 

Over 60s
20% off for Monday and Tuesday evenings and midweek matinee performances. Maximum of 9 per transaction.

16–25 Year olds
20 tickets at £5 available for every performance for individuals aged between 16 and 25. Available over the phone or in person.  Individuals must make the booking themselves, maximum two per person. All tickets will be held for collection at the Box Office until one hour before the performance when proof of ID will be required. 

Access 
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All discounts are subject to availability, at the discretion of the RSC/Barbican Box Office and can be withdrawn at any time. Discounted tickets cannot be booked in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

A limited number of £10 day seats are available in person at the Barbican Box Office from 10:30am on the day of the performance.

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A limited number of same-day £10 Rush tickets are available online from TodayTix.  

All discounts are subject to availability, at the discretion of the RSC/Barbican Box Office and can be withdrawn at any time. Discounted tickets cannot be booked in conjunction with any other discount or offer.

*Excludes £3 booking fee

Reviews

‘Where Shakespeare meets The Only Way is Essex... a start to finish delight‘
‘Sir John Falstaff [is] played with stupendous chutzpah by David Troughton‘
‘Ablaze with energy... a delight‘

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Watch: A Season of contemporary Shakespeare at the Barbican

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed productions of Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor arrive at the Barbican for a contemporary London Season, transferring directly from Stratford-upon-Avon.

Read: Essex Merry Wives

'The RSC’s Merry Wives Of Windsor locates the action in Essex, so expect loud jewellery, louder laughs and brilliant, bolshy women' - The Pool on The Merry Wives of Windsor

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