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The Pantaloons present The Merry Wives of Windsor

An inventive outdoor performance of the classic Shakespearean comedy.

  • Booking essential

"Wives may be merry, and yet honest too!"

Sir John Falstaff, everyone's favourite Shakespearean sleazeball, has fallen on hard times. In order to fix his finances he plans to seduce the wives of two wealthy merchants. But, wise to his wily ways, the ladies take the opportunity to punish Falstaff by playing a series of hilarious tricks on the nincompoop knight.

Expect silly slapstick, abundant anachronisms and memorable music nestled amongst Shakespeare’s poignant poetry as the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons put their own innovative and interactive spin on this classic comedy.

Enjoy refreshments from The Garden Gate Café or bring a picnic.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £15.00
Child 16 and under£9.00

The basics

Booking details

Call online booking

Suitability

Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Head for the admissions hut.

What to bring and wear

Please bring something to sit on. The Garden Gate Café will be open, or you're welcome to bring a picnic.

Accessibility

Level access from the car park; from there, access to the main garden area is via an incline. Winding, narrow or uneven paths make some areas inaccessible to wheelchair users.

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