Everyone loves an old rogue! Or do they? Queen Elizabeth I certainly did and ordered her actors to ‘present another piece about Falstaff’ having so enjoyed his earlier appearances in Henry IV parts 1 and 2. This time we meet Falstaff with the ladies of Windsor who contrive to beat him at his own game. Who will ever forget the RSC production when the wives plotted under hair dryers in the Windsor salon!
Do they succeed? Ah, well; you will have to find out by coming to this year’s Festival Shakespeare in the romantic gardens of The Mill House, where an unforgettable Shakesperience awaits you.
The Festival Players, founded by our very own Trish Knight-Webb in 1986, are a talented touring company of professional actors and musicians, renowned for their outstanding open air Shakespeare performances which aim to make The Bard accessible to all. Every summer they take their high energy show to around 60 locations around England, Wales and Scotland – from National Trust properties to London squares, village greens and Scottish castles – as well as appearances at The Three Choirs Festival and Worcester Festival.
Do come early to enjoy the gardens, bring your own portable chairs and have a picnic from 12 noon.