The Merry Wives of Windsor - RSC at the Barbican tickets

The Merry Wives of Windsor - RSC at the Barbican

Down on his luck in the suburbs, Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance 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...

Fiona Laird directs RSC Associate Artist David Troughton as Falstaff following his recent acclaimed performance in Titus Andronicus (2017).

★★★★ ‘Where Shakespeare meets the only way is Essex’ Daily Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Ablaze with energy… a delight’ Independent

★★★★ ‘Only a stone could not delight in David Troughton’s Falstaff’ Sunday Times

Director: Fiona Laird

Designer: Lez Brotherston

Lighting: Tim Mitchell

Music: Fiona Laird

Sound: Gregory Clarke

Physical Comedy Director: Toby Park

Choreographer: Sam Spencer-Lane

Fights: Tom Jordan

Access Information

18 December

Audio-described and captioned performance

Described by Ellie Packer & Julia Grundy and captioned by Beverly Ward


Barbican Centre - Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.


Running time to be confirmed

Good To Know

The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

Please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

Performance Times

7th December 2018 - 5th January 2019

Where Do I Go

Barbican Centre - Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Barbican Theatre, London

Barbican Centre - Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS