Due to the ongoing situation caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, MADC announce with regret that the July 2020 performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor has been postponed.
Although the present lockdown situation has been relaxed over the past couple of weeks, social distancing is still being recommended and this does not help us in the context of a theatre set-up. Also, as confirmed during the Prime Minister's press conference yesterday, large group gatherings are still not permitted this Summer.
Director Polly March and the cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor had been set to start rehearsals last week. However, they have all committed to return for the production in July 2021. In the meantime, plans are already in place for the Club to produce Hamlet in 2022, directed by Michael Mangion.
We are very sorry to have come to this decision as we have performed Shakespeare outdoors since 1951, following the first performance in 1938. We would like to assure our supporters that we will be back next year to carry on this much-loved annual theatre appointment with Shakespeare.
Sir John Falstaff is in financial difficulties. On top of that, Justice Shallow and his youthful cousin, Slender, have come to Windsor because he has conned them out of money. Falstaff decides to woo the wives of two of Windsor’s leading merchants, Page, and Ford, to get money out of them. He sends his page, Robin, to each of the wives with a letter. The wives compare the letters and find that they are identical.
They decide to teach him a lesson and devise a plan..............