03 October 2008

Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

Robin - Otto Farrant or Harry Manton
Peter Simple - Nathan Amzi
Sir Hugh Evans - Gareth Armstrong
Abraham Slender- William Belchambers
Sir John Falstaff - Christopher Benjamin
Doctor Caius - Philip Bird
William Page - Sam Darling
Meg Page - Serena Evans
Robert Shallow - Peter Gale
George Page - Michael Garner
Nym/Robert - Gregory Gudgeon
Frank Ford - Andrew Havill
Fenton - Edward Macliam
Anne Page - Ellie Piercy
John Rugby - Timothy Speyer
Host - Jonty Stephens
Mistrace Quickly - Sue Wallace
Pistol/John- Paul Woodson
Alice Ford - Sarah Woodward

directed by Christopher Luscombe
Designed by Janet Bird

seen at the end of the season at Shakespeare's Globe

It was cold, it was sunny and then not sunny. It was drizzle but I was leaning on a pillar which sheltered me just under the eaves. Great fun and a wonderful levity from the whole cast. So glad I dashed to see one of the last shows because the final one would have been in the pouring rain. Special mention must go to the two wives. It's silly and it's pointless but it's jolly good fun on a dull afternoon.