The Merry Wives of Windsor – 15 – 26/7/15

Published On July 6, 2015 | By Zazie Clarke | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

Brighton Open Air Theatre
15th July – 26th July 2015
7pm (3pm 19th & 26th July)
£8 – £12.50

Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth, after becoming a fan of Shakespeare’s comedy character Falstaff, ordered him to write a play in which Falstaff falls in love. The Merry Wives of Windsor is that play – a ‘a jolly romping Shakespeare suitable for all ages‘, where we see the chubby knight navigating the world of dating: attempting to seduce the wives of two prominent Windsor citizens, to hilarious consequences.

Brighton Fringe Award Winner Mark Brailsford is in the directors seat and has teamed up with Brighton Open Air Theatre, the Rialto’s sketch comedy residents The Treason Show, and the best of Brighton’s comedy and acting talent, to create this extra-special al fresco production. Brighton Open Air Theatre is an amazing venue to spend a balmy summer’s evening in – pack your picnic, and enjoy a bit of Shakespeare under the stars.


About The Writer

I recently graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Anthropology. Since moving back I have been happily reacquainted with Brighton’s idiosyncratic streets and colourful characters. I like writing and riding my bike around the city hunting for hidden treasures.