Much ado About Falstaff


Much Ado About Falstaff - scroll down for performance dates

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