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The Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican this autumn with a contemporary London Season comprising three of the playwright’s most loved titles: Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet and The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Fiona Laird directs hilarious comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor with more than a hint of reality TV… RSC Associate Artist David Troughton returns as Falstaff following his recent acclaimed performance in the title role of Titus Andronicus.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, 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 Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst 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...

Show Details

  • Dates:Opening night
  • Location:Barbican Centre, Off-West End

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