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Review: The Merry Wives of Windsor
12:28pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Entertainments
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Fisherton Mill
THE Merry Wives of Windsor, performed by Creative Cow at Fisherton Mill in Salisbury on Tuesday evening, was hilarious from start to finish.
It follows the story of well-known Shakespearean character Sir John Falstaff and his failed attempts to seduce two of Windsor’s wealthy wives to give him access to their money.
Katherine Senior was brilliant as Mistress Page and Mistress Quickly, while Sean Aydon injected a lot of energy into proceedings as Fenton, Simple, Nym and Robin.
Director Amanda Knott keeps things simple and easy to follow, and the pace is kept up throughout.
The stage is small at Fisherton Mill with just enough room for a small audience, which made us feel as though we were right at the heart of the action.
The evening included a gourmet three-course supper, with the courses spread out between acts. I think this worked very well, and the food was delicious.
At the end of the play, we had tea and clementine and almond syrup cake, which was gorgeous and the perfect end to a fantastic evening.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is at Fisherton Mill again this evening and at Ashley Wood Farm in Tisbury on Sunday, without the gourmet supper.
For tickets contact Fisherton Mill’s box office on 01722 500200 or visit fishertonmill.co.uk. For the Tisbury show, contact Kate Good Pottery on 01747 870367.
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