The Maskers' Studio Theatre

17th - 22th October

Friday performance at 8pm, other performances at 7:30pm.

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies to phone bookings)

Dedicated to the most famous wife of Windsor - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

Shakespeare's classic comedy of morals

When financially embarrassed fat old Knight Sir John Falstaff decamps in Windsor Town at The Garter Inn with his down and out companions, his prime concern is solvency. His intent is to locate a wife or two with wealthy husbands, woo them and win them, and so obtain access to their spouses fortune.
However, the merry wives have different ideas!
With feminine cunning coupled with impish plans they set out to avenge themselves of this affront from the fat old Knight.

At the same time, the daughter of one of these wives is being wooed by suitable and unsuitable suitors aided and abetted by the the towns gossip and self styled matchmaker.

The culmination of all these merry machinations is enacted at midnight in the haunted Windsor Park Forest!

The outcome is both bizarre and romantic whatever your point of view may be!

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Graham Buchanan

Mistress Alice Ford is played by Jill Desborough

Mistress Meg Page is played by Maria Head

Sir John Falstaff is played by Brian Stansbridge

Frank Ford is played by Ian Wilson

George Page is played by Joe Hand

Dr. Caius is played by João Pinto

Anne Page is played by Katie McGillian

Ruby/Rugby is played by Meri Mackney

Abraham Slender is played by Simon White

Robert Shallow is played by Philip de Grouchy

Mistress Quickly is played by Marie McDade

Hostess is played by Dawn Gatrell

Hugh Evans is played by Neil Maddock

Simple is played by Daniel Chopra

Creative Team

Production Manager
Ken Hann
Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Set Design
John Hamon
Set Painting
Set Construction
Set Dressing
Lighting Design
Lighting Consultant
Clive Weeks
Sound Design
Lighting & Sound Operators
Wardrobe & Costumes

Ticket Information

Tickets £12

No concessions

Please do not come to the Theatre if you feel unwell, have a temperature, have a continuous or intrusive cough, or have temporarily lost your sences of taste and smell.

On arrive at the Masker’s Studio

  • Please give your name (or the name the tickets were booked under) to our Box Office receptionist, and they will confirm your booking.
  • If you have pre-ordered a programme you will be given it on arrival. Programmes will also be available for £1 from a FOH member.
  • For the safety of all our audience members and staff are still operating some Covid risk reduction actions.  Please use the hand sanitising stations on arrival.  We will also be increasing the fresh air circulating throughout the venue.
  • Wearing of face coverings is optional.
  • Our bar will be open for purchases of hot drinks and alcoholic beverages.  We would encourage you to pre-order you interval drinks, to assist our bar staff and reduce crowding at the bar.
  • We are now able to take, and prefer, card payments but can also take cash.

During your visit

  • We ask you to keep movement around the theatre to a minimum.
  • Toilets are open for use. Please wash your hands before and after using the toilet facilities.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for your use at various points around the theatre building.
  • We have installed an extra extractor fan to vent studio air to the outside pulling fresh air in from the other side of the building.
  • Where possible windows will also remain open.  This may make the venue cooler than you are used to, so please be prepared.
  • Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the venue before, and after the performance.
  • The taking of photographs or videos whilst the show is on is not permitted.

Exiting the building/event at the end of the performance

  • When leaving, please do not crowd the stairwell and allow everyone to leave easily and quickly.
  • Please take any rubbish with you or leave it in the bins provided.

What if I have specific access needs?

  • The stair chair lift is available and our FOH staff will assist you should you need to use it.
  • Any other requirements may be discussed with our Box Office manager in advance of your arrival.

Book with Confidence, Exchange with Ease – COVID-19

Anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms, or required to self-isolate, must not attend the theatre and their ticket in your booking will be exchanged or a gift voucher issued up to 24 hours prior to the performance. Tickets cannot be refunded after a performance has passed.

If the show is cancelled, will I get a full refund?

  • If we are required by any COVID-19 government guidance or restrictions to cancel a performance, tickets may be exchanged or refunded.

Poster, Flyer & Programme

Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Team:- Angela Stansbridge, Anna Hussey, Abigail Caveney, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House & Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photographer:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney

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Shirley's own LOCAL theatre!

Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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