4 – 6 SEPTEMBER & 3 – 4 OCTOBER 2020
LIVE ON ZOOM
Written and conceived by Olivia Mace (the mastermind behind Bleak House) and Lizzie Hopley (returning to us after 9 years following stints as a Roaring Girl with the RSC and writer of Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio plays), these two Zoom novices had us in stitches as they sought revenge on greasy knight John Falstaff.
A modern re-imagining of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by Natasha Rickman (The Time Machine 2020), The Merry Wives of WhatsApp was a play of women, wine and wheelie bins. And WhatsApp, of course.
“The jokes come so thick and fast that really this play needs to be seen twice to catch them all. It’s a LOL comedy that is authentic and true to the spirit of the Shakespeare, but also bitingly relevant to this year’s lockdown experiences.” Jon Lewis, Newbury Today
Writer & Adaptor – Olivia Mace & Lizzie Hopley
Director – Natasha Rickman
Stage Manager – Orion Slater & Giles Stoakley