Much ado About Falstaff


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Written & directed by Simon Downing


Kick In The Head follow up recent successes with Old Herbaceous, Fagin?, Three Men in a Boat and Choice Grenfell with a new play about Sir John Falstaff…a rogue, a philanderer and a glutton, but also one of Shakespeare’s greatest and enduring comic creations. 

In this new play by Simon Downing we find Falstaff, played by Giles Shenton (Old Herbaceous, Three Men in a Boat) in his bedroom in the Boars Head being nursed by Mistress Quickly played by Suzanna Walters (Choice Grenfell).

The creditors arrive demanding payment. Will Falstaff resort to marrying Mistress Quickly in order to pay off his debts? Will he turn teetotal? Will he mellow in his old age? Find out the answers to all these important questions that Shakespeare never bothered to answer and join Falstaff for an evening of jollity, frivolity, a definite lack of coequality and more Shakespearean insults than ever previously heard on a theatrical stage!

Falstaff - Giles Shenton

Mistress Quickly -  Suzanna Walters  

Future dates (click on the link below each date to book tickets)    

21 Feb 2020 Phoenix Theatre, Bordon, Hants  

22 Feb 2020 Phoenix Theatre, Bordon, Hants   

25 Feb 2020 South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berks



1 Mar 2020 Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton, Surrey 

23 May 2020 Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset 

11 June 2020 Cryer Arts Centre, Carshalton, Surrey 

12 June 2020 Brixham Theatre, Brixham, Devon

18 June 2020 Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough, N Yorks

2 July 2020 Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton, Devon   (OA)

3 July 2020 Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud, Glos

4 July 2020 Miserden Estate, Gloucestershire   (OA)

15 July 2020 Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, Wales  

17 July 2020 Caerau Gardens, Bala, N Wales   (OA) 

26 July 2020 Sussex Prairie Gardens, Henfield, West Sussex   (OA) 

1 Aug 2020 RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, Yorks   (OA)

7 Aug 2020 Avon Mill, Kingsbridge, Devon

8 Aug 2020 Avon Mill, Kingsbridge, Devon

9 Aug 2020 Burrow Farm Gardens, nr Axminster, Devon (OA)

15 Aug 2020 Trebah Gardens Amphitheatre, Cornwall   (OA)

22 Aug 2020 Leith Hill Place, Dorking, Surrey   (OA)

30 Aug 2020 Wield & Downland Open Air Museum, Sussex   (OA) 

23 Sept 2020 Brighton Open Air Theatre, East Sussex   (OA)

15 Oct 2020 Manor Pavilion Theatre, Sidmouth, Devon

16 Oct 2020 Cygnet Theatre, Exeter, Devon    

(OA) = Open Air Performance