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The Pantaloons proudly present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR outside theatre

Shakespearean fun and frolics presented by the Pantaloon in the gorgeous garden at Montacute House.

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"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.

Tickets: adult £15, child £9 This event is present by the Pantaloons and tickets can be purchased on the Pantaloons website:



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £15.00
Child £9.00

The basics

Booking details

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suitable for all ages

Meeting point

Gates open at 6pm, curtain up at 7pm

What to bring and wear

Always wrap up warm as the temp drops rapidly in the evening . Bring your own seating and plenty to eat and drink, picnics encouraged. No catering available on evening.


The performance goes ahead what ever the weather.

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