Coronavirus (COVID-19) Closure Update
In line with Government instructions we are classed as a non-essential business and no member of staff is able to continue working at the theatre until Government restrictions ease. Please be assured that the vast majority of events have been postponed and not cancelled so therefore all tickets remain valid.
Once we are able to operate again we will be in touch with you with details of the rescheduled dates. You can then transfer your current tickets to the new date, however if you are unable to transfer to the new date or don’t wish to have your ticket transferred to another production you will be given a full refund. You will not lose any money.
This is an unprecedented event for our venue, and we thank you for your continued support and loyalty.
Your Garrick Playhouse Team.
The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare
After the success of our first season of filmed live events last autumn, we are delighted to announce our 5th screening in our second season of six screenings.
All evenings will be again introduced by Barry Purves with informed trivia, anecdotes and some background of the production. The bar will be open as usual before and after the show and during the interval. So please come and join us in a friendly, informal atmosphere and take advantage of sensational screening facilities as well as our low prices and free car park
And a few days after Shakespeare’s 456th birthday, we are back at the Globe with a very different play and in a somewhat frisky and giddy mood. Queen Elizabeth was so taken by the character of Falstaff in Henry IV that she suggested that she would like to see the Fat Knight in Love, and sure enough, here is Falstaff, outrageously chasing two ladies, at the same time, with the women suitably moved to revenge. After much door slamming, mistaken identities, cunning plotting, outrageous disguises, rural celebrations, tests of fidelity, and a humiliating come-uppance, Shakespeare seems to have laid the template for the great farcical British sit-com.
This fast pace of this play has always inspired composers with both Verdi and Weber writing operas based on this story. This particular production sets the shenanigans in the 1930’s full of lively dance and music and with glorious fashions.
Pearce Quigley plays Falstaff, and Sarah Finigan and Bryony Hannah play the not to be messed with Mistresses Page and Ford. The production is directed by Elle While.
Please join us for an evening of exuberant wit and physical comedy.
Running time 180 minutes.
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If you want to get involved as a volunteer, we are always looking for new talent, any age, to work in all areas of the theatre. Whether volunteering on-stage, back-stage, front of house, in wardrobe, props, sound or lighting, or elsewhere, no experience is necessary because you will be given full training by our qualified staff.
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