Essex style makeover for Shakespeare play to be screened in Leighton Buzzard

The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Only Way is Windsor for a new adaptation of a Shakespeare classic to be screened live later this week.

The Merry Wives of Windsor can be seen at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre tomorrow (Wednesday, September 12). It will be beamed live to the venue from the RSC in Stratford upon Avon.

William Shakespeare’s popular comedy has been given a makeover packed with suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos.

Down on his luck in the suburbs, 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.

Popular television and stage actor David Troughton will once again be performing with the RSC in the role of Falstaff.

He is joined in the show by Beth Cordingley, who has appeared in The Bill and the zombie drama Dead Set, and who portrays Mistress Ford.

The latest incarnation of The Merry Wives of Windsor is currently attracting rave reviews.

It can be seen at 7pm and tickets cost between £13 and £15.

Tickets for the screening are likely to be in short supply so people are advised to book early.

For further information about the screening or to book tickets, call the box office on 0300 300 8125 or visit www.leightonbuzzardlibrarytheatre.co.uk