Merry Wives – A Merry Christmas?

Tuesday 7 November 2006


You can’t hold a good Dame down.

Andrew and Phil had to look twice at the small print advertising Stratford (that’s upon-Avon not East)’s Christmas show. A new musical Merry Wives, based on Shakespeare’s ..well, we won’t insult you, we’ll leave that to what we waste good wine time watching on stage.

Among the starry cast including Haydn Gwynne and Alistair McGowan, that really is Dame Judi tucked away under the egalitarian words “company includes” just after her brother Jeffrey Dench.Why so modest RSC ? You’ve theatrical gold in your cast. And let’s hope her Mistress Quickly is more suitably attired than in her recent outing Hay Fever.

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