One of Shakespeare’s best loved comic characters, Sir John Falstaff, is once again set to seduce Eastbourne audiences in a glorious production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Touring venues around the UK, the play comes to the Devonshire Park Theatre from October 24-26. The play is presented by Creative Cow, in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre.
It is said that when Queen Elizabeth I saw Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, she laughed so much at the character of Sir John Falstaff she ordered his continued existence at her court. The result was The Merry Wives of Windsor, a play that provides audiences with generous helpings of wit, broad farce, trickery and true love.
Less often performed than some of Shakespeare’s comedies, the current tour provides a welcome opportunity to see this fast paced and consummately skilled production.
Evening performances are at 7.45pm, with a Friday matinee at 2pm and a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
Tickets cost from £14.50-£20.50, call 412000.