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In June 2019, for their 28th visit to Paris, the Tower Theatre Company will return to play The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare, directed by Rob Ellis. This will performed as usual at the open-air Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare, Pré Catelan in the Bois de Boulogne.

The production is a garden party extravaganza of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Laundry baskets at the ready!

Ford and Page have a problem. Sir John Falstaff is broke, and plans on seducing them in order to get to their husbands money. But Falstaff is a creep, and the Wives are cunning. They'll outmanoeuvre his tricks and humiliate him instead. In a town and society with men at the centre, the women of Windsor must come together, and teach them all a lesson they'll never forget.

Performances are on :

  • Tuesday 4th June, 12 noon. (student matinee)
  • Wednesday 5th June, 7 pm.
  • Thursday 6th June, 12 noon. (student matinee)
  • Saturday 8th June, 3 pm.
  • Saturday 8th June, 7 pm.
  • Sunday 9th June, 3 pm.

Bookings for tickets will open in April

Hidden in the Bois de Boulogne, in the Pré Catelan garden, the Théâtre de Verdure du Jardin Shakespeare is one of the most beautiful open-air theatres in the world. The audience sits on a large lawn around which are planted the flowers, trees and plants which are mentioned in five of Shakespeare's plays. Since 1992 the Tower Theatre Company has performed Shakespeare during the first week of June in this delightful setting.

How to get there

Théatre de Verdure, Jardin Shakespeare

Théatre de Verdure, Jardin Shakespeare

Practical Details

Refreshments :
There are very limited refreshments available at the theatre but you are welcome to bring your own.

Weather :
The Tower Theatre Company performs whatever the weather provided they have an audience (only 3 shows have been cancelled due to rain in the last 27 years) - so bring a raincoat in case of showers and/or a hat because there isn't much shade when it is hot.

Entrance to the theatre :
The theatre box office is open an hour before the performance; access to the theatre is normally 30 minutes before. Seats are only reserved for group bookings; for other places it is first come first served.

Dogs :
We regret that dogs are not permitted in the theatre.


The Tower Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor