Starring Pop-Up Globe's Katie Boyle (Hamlet, 2016)
Directed by award-winning character comic, Alexander Sparrow (DJ Trump)
Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight, is coming to town. Short of money to pay his men, Falstaff attempts to woo Mistress Page and Mistress Ford at the same time. When the wives discover his intentions, they seek revenge - getting the whole town of Windsor involved in the process! Featuring the infamous knight, a Welsh parson, a flamboyant hotel owner, a drunk pickpocket, and many more memorable characters.
'The Merry Wives of Windsor' is one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies. This interactive version of the play brings the bard's crazy array of characters to life, all played by one (very fit) actress. Visit the town of Windsor - maybe you'll have the chance to interact with Falstaff yourself. The show is 90 minutes, including a ten minute interval.
Katie Boyle is one of NZ’s most prolific Shakespearean actors, with 10 Elizabethan productions performed over the last 5 years, including an all-female Hamlet at the Pop-Up Globe (Guildenstern and Laertes). She is also an accomplished character comic, having been nominated for eight awards in three different cities for her show, 'Pat Goldsack's Swingers Club and Brothel'.
Brought to you by Sparrow & Boyle Entertainment. This is not a Pop-Up Globe show.
“high-speed romp offers jolly entertainment” - Otago Daily Times
“par excellence . . . Boyle is a powerhouse” - Theatreview (Dunedin)
“She is a force . . . brings Shakespeare to life” - Theatreview (Nelson)
“a masterclass in physicality . . . a phenomenal talent” - Theatreview (Palmerston North)
“a funny 80-minute romp . . . [with] rapid-fire quick-step comic portrayals” - Manawatu Guardian
“We are so lucky to have live theatre of this calibre . . . an excellent performance” - Snowfed (Methven)
“bring[s] Shakespeare’s characters to life in delightful fashion . . . an incredible feat of acting” - The Star (Dunedin)