The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

31st May – 28th July 2024
Presented by OVO
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adam Nichols
Location The Roman Theatre
Tickets £12.50 – £29.50

OVO’s riotous adaptation of what is often seen as the world’s first situation comedy returns to the Roman Theatre by popular demand, after a sellout run in 2020.  Shakespeare meets Spinal Tap as this classic class comedy gets the full OVO treatment with a live 80s soundtrack, tight trousers and big hair.

A summer music festival. A bunch of 80s rockers on the comeback trail. And an ageing lothario who is about to get his comeuppance.

OVO’s house band will turn the volume up to 11 with an irresistible gig theatre party that will have you dancing on the ceiling, in the street, with somebody – but definitely not by yourself!

Featuring the hits of * Poison * Cyndi Lauper * ZZ Top * Huey Lewis and the News * Michael Jackson * Elton John * Bonnie Tyler * Heart * and many more



“Just wanted to say what a great production last night: witty, entertaining, seamless interpolations into the Shakespeare text, quality musical performances and excellent choreography.  Nothing short of fabulous.  Congratulations to you, the cast and all involved in a splendid night.”
“Excellent performance, very funny and well worth a visit.”
“The show was absolutely fabulous!”
“(The show) was superb, as usual. Such talented actors and so inclusive. You feel like you are part of the production. I had a wonderful time. Thank you.”
“(I enjoyed) the sense of fun and the silliness, all helping to make Shakespeare more accessible to today’s audiences. The actors were all superb.”



The venue


The Roman Theatre of Verulamium
Bluehouse Hill, St Albans AL3 6AE

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Book Tickets

27th June
Thursday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
28th June
Friday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
29th June
Saturday 2:30pm £15.50 - £24.50
Saturday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
30th June
Sunday 6:00pm £15.50 - £29.50
25th July
Thursday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
26th July
Friday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
27th July
Saturday 2:30pm £15.50 - £24.50
Saturday 7:30pm £15.50 - £29.50
28th July
Sunday 6:00pm £15.50 - £29.50

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  • “An absolute belter of bawdiness. A rich and laugh-out-loud entertainment experience suitable for all ages and tastes.”
    ★★★★★London Theatre1
  • “An inventive and laugh-out-loud remodelling of Shakespeare’s rush job.”
    ★★★★Daily Express
  • “A tireless sense of fun that no downpour could dampen.”
    ★★★★Daily Mail
  • “This glittering production offers audiences the chance to turn back time for 90 minutes of total fun.”
    ★★★★The Stage
  • “This wonderfully camp production is a real outdoor treat which leaves you travelling home after the show with a big fat grin on your face.”
    ★★★★Last Minute Theatre Tickets
  • “Replete with period musical numbers and local references aplenty, there’s a joyous sense of fun that is hard to resist.”
    Ought To Be Clowns

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