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
21 Feb 2020 Phoenix Theatre, Bordon, Hants
22 Feb 2020 Phoenix Theatre, Bordon, Hants
25 Feb 2020 South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknel, Berks - matinee & evening
12 June 2020 Brixham Theatre, Brixham, Devon
18 June 2020 Middlesbrough Theatre, Middlesbrough, N Yorks
2 July 2020 Moorland Garden Hotel, Yelverton, Devon (OA)
11 July 2020 Miserden Estate, Gloucestershire (OA)
15 July 2020 Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, Wales
26 July 2020 Sussex Prairie Gardens, Henfield, West Sussex (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)
(OA) = Open Air Performance