Modern twist on Shakespearean play

The Merry Wives Of Windsor is being performed at New Theatre Royal on December 16-17.
The Merry Wives Of Windsor is being performed at New Theatre Royal on December 16-17.
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A Shakespearean play has been given a 1950s Mad-Men style update, as The Merry Wives Of Windsor is performed by Oddsocks at the New Theatre Royal tonight and tomorrow.

One of Shakespeare’s most famous characters. fun loving knight Falstaff, trys to woo two wives that aren’t favourable to his suggestions. The women then take it into their own hands to give him what he deserves.

Oddsocks was formed in 1989 by husband and wife Andy Barrow and Elli Mackenzie, who met at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.

The group has evolved by taking classic texts and adapting them into comedic theatre performances. The works of Shakespeare, Dickens, The Brontes, Robert Louis Stephenson, Victor Hugo and many more have all been ‘Oddsocked’ in the past.

It has even toured twice a year to England, Wales, the Channel Islands and often to the Middle East.

Tickets cost £8 to £14 from New Theatre Royal on (023) 9264 9000 or go to newtheatreroyal.com.