RSC’s latest production of Shakespeare’s comic hit gets live screening

David Troughton as Sir John Falstaff and Beth Cordingly as Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor.
David Troughton as Sir John Falstaff and Beth Cordingly as Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of William Shakespeare’s popular comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, will be screened live at Galway’s Eye Cinema next Wednesday, September 12, starting at 7pm. The live screening, via satellite, is from the RSC base in Stratford upon Avon.

Down on his luck in the suburb, Shakespeare’s greatest comic creation, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men in this version, set in suburbia. But unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who are really pulling the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s come-uppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor in a play that contains tight corsets, flashy swords and extreme posing.

David Troughton returns to the RSC as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus and Gloucester in King Lear.

The Sunday Times review of this production stated that “only a stone could not delight’ in his portrayal of Falstaff, while the Daily Telegraph described the production as ‘Shakespeare meets The Only Way Is Essex’.

For further information or bookings, log onto www.eyecinema.ie or call 091 780078.

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