The merriment starts with Windsor wives

Oddsocks , Merry Wives
Oddsocks , Merry Wives

Merry Wives of Windsor – Oddsocks, Alnwick Playhouse, Friday, January 13, and Saturday January 14, 7.30pm. Tickets £12, £11 concession, £11 children/student.

KNOWN as Shakespeare’s first sitcom, Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy sure to entertain.

Set in the 1950s, the show focuses on naughty knight Falstaff and his attempt to court two wealthy married women, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page.

Short of money, Falstaff believes seducing these women, both of whom have control over their husbands’ money, will allow him to obtain financial advantage.

But his plans run anything but smoothly with the wives in Windsor town giving him a shock he will never forget in return for his unwanted attention.

The comical production is a modern take on the classic Shakespeare tale and with TV cameras used as part of the set, the show is also projected on screen.

Following the success of their production of Hamlet last year, Oddsocks are back once again with this lightweight comedy, suitable for all the family.

With its foolish mockery, jealous husbands and ridiculous foreigners, the play will keep you chuckling all the way through.

Director Andy Barrow said: “We are thrilled to be returning to Alnwick Playhouse with such a fantastic show. Merry Wives of Windsor is very domestic and a lot of fun, not just for adults but for all the family.”

“ We really enjoy coming up to Alnwick, we have been coming once a year for a few years now and we always seem to get a good crowd and are made to feel very welcome.”

A William Shakespeare play, the story explores love, marriage, jelousy and revenge, seeking nothing more than to entertain.

To book tickets, contact Alnwick Playhouse on 01665 510785.

KRISTY DAWSON