The Merry Wives of Windsor
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor London Reviews and Tickets

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About the Show

Elle While directs a new production of Shakespeare's comedy about marriage, money, and deceit.

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Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
May 29th, 2019

Shaking your fist at this play’s ridiculousness is...pointless...The only thing for it is to enjoy some of its most memorable moments...a comedy that’s lost some of its jokes but none of its central poignancy.'
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WhatsOnStage
May 29th, 2019

...the disparate elements may yet coalesce into a more satisfying whole... But there is certainly a lot here to like... Quigley's Falstaff would be worth the price of a ticket by himself.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 31st, 2019

Jazz-age, MeToo-friendly comedy with a few bum notes...there is precious little sense of this production engaging with the politics of the present moment.'
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The London Evening Standard
May 29th, 2019

a production that frantically contrives to over-egg whatever scraps of humour it can lay its hands upon... Like too many Globe efforts of late, this is not fully formed in its conception...'
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The Stage (UK)
May 29th, 2019

...this 1930s-set production directed by Elle While wisely embraces [the play's] fluffiness and proves a popular crowd-pleaser. It takes a very free hand with the text, with many of the biggest laughs coming from additions.'
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The Guardian (UK)
July 2nd, 2019

Jealousy and lechery divert the idle rich in Elle While’s production of the Shakespeare romcom, but well-dressed schemings lack chemistry...'
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The Arts Desk
May 29th, 2019

A gallimaufry of acting styles... Theatre's best early sitcom gets plenty of laughs, despite some miscasting.'
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The Times (UK)
May 29th, 2019

Like fighting fire with fire, the Globe has taken Shakespeare’s silliest comedy and made it even sillier...In the scrummage to squeeze out the laughs, the storytelling becomes a little muddy...'
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