The Shakespeare play The Merry Wives of Windsor is the forthcoming offering from Creative Cow. This is the theatre company whose elegant production of Charley's Aunt I enjoyed last year. This national tour is running from the middle of September until the beginning of November and will arrive at the Devonshire Park Theatre towards the end of October - so they should all be very slick by then!
The puffed up and degenerate Sir John Falstaff, a Knight of the Garter, is seized with the outrageous idea that to seduce two of Windsor’s wealthy merry wives will prove his virility and give him access to their money. The assignations are made, but with female cunning and a devilish plot involving their husbands, Falstaff is repeatedly tricked by the women. The cast of Jack Hulland, Sean Aydon, Katherine Senior, Jonathan Parish, Jack Wharrier and Maia Gibbons are being directed by Amanda Knott.
Actor and founder member of Creative Cow Theatre Company,
Katherine Senior said “When we toured another great farce, ‘Charley’s Aunt’, it became clear how much our audiences enjoyed re-visiting a great and – perhaps sadly – less often performed comedy. So this is another helping. We hope our audiences will have even more fun being entertained by it than we’ve had rehearsing and producing it.”
Devonshire Park Theatre, Thu 24th to Sat 26th Oct, 19:45.
Sat matinee, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person from the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.