The Merry Wives, Northern Broadsides

The Merry Wives       
Presented in English   
February 5 to May 28, 2016


Company: Northern Broadsides

Northern Broadsides delivers a notably not 'of Windsor' Merry Wives in keeping with the company's Yorkshire roots and North-championing ethos. Some less than politically correct characterisations seemed to come straight out of the play's interwar setting. The romping production built on Yorkshire's superb tradition of pantomime.

Director: Barrie Rutter
Designer: Lis Evans
Lighting: Adam Foley
Musical Director: Conrad Nelson

Falstaff: Barrie Rutter
Nim/Fenton: Adam Barlow
Simple: Al Bollands
Pistol/William: Ben Burman
Caius: Andy Cryer
Anne Page/Robin: Sarah Eve
Evans: John Gully
Mistress Ford: Becky Hindley
Mistress Page: Nicola Sanderson
Shallow: Thomas Dyer Blake
Bardolph/Rugby: Josh Moran
Page: Roy North
Mistress Quickly: Helen Sheals
Host: Mark Stratton
Slender: Jos Vantyler
Ford: Andrew Vincent.          

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Tour Dates/Locations:

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Fri 5 – Sat 27 Feb

Viaduct Theatre, Halifax
Tues 1 – Sat 5 March

Hull Truck Theatre
Tue 8 – Sat 12 March

The Lowry, Salford
Tue 15 – Sat 19 March

Rose Theatre Kingston
Tue 22 – Sat 26 March

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Wed 6 – Sat 16 April

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Tue 19 – Sat 23 April

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Tue 26 – Sat 30 April

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Wed 4 – Sat 7 May

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Tue 10 – Sat 14 May

York Theatre Royal
Tue 17 – Sat 21 May

Liverpool Playhouse
Tue 24 – Sat 28 May