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Reviews: The Merry Wives of Windsor

With just over a month left of its run, the reviews are in for the Merry Wives of Windsor at the RSC Stratford.

Charles Spencer at the Telegraph praises this play which he says critics tend to be ‘a bit snooty’ about, and commends the current production. Comparing Philip Breen’s modern-dress production to “such TV classics as Fawlty Towers and The Good Life”, the play is, he says, “delightful”.

The Guardian describes the cast as “exceptionally strong”, and all the reviewers seem agreed in praising Desmond Barrit’s Falstaff – the Independent describes his performance as “splendid”. The supporting cast is in for praise too, with John Ramm’s Ford in for particular praise.

The play runs until January 12th, and it’s not too late to get your tickets on the RSC website.

And don’t forget, Virginia Lodge offers discounts on bed and breakfast for RSC ticket-holders. So why not visit Stratford for some “side-splitting” comedy to blow away the January blues?

  • http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/nov/02/the-merry-wives-of-windsor-review
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/theatre-reviews/9651936/The-Merry-Wives-of-Windsor-Royal-Shakespeare-Theatre-Stratford-upon-Avon-review.html
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/the-merry-wives-of-windsor-royal-shakespeare-theatre-stratforduponavon-8277119.html