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An Audience with Sir John Falstaff
Written by Frank Bramwell


Falstaff's never-before-revealed true-life story! 

Falstaff regales us with his true-life story - and his never before revealed relationship with William Shakespeare. The fat knight himself, in the flesh, is here to answer the questions that audiences have long sought to ask! 

Falstaff is here to tell us the real truth about his life as one of Literature's biggest characters, also his fractured relationship with his one-time mucker William Shakespeare. As well as regaling the audience with anecdotes and larger-than-life stories, he has, at last, a chance to tell it all, from his point of view. Quotes from Shakespeare’s plays are used, as well as Falstaff’s very own words.

Both the comic and tragic sides to Falstaff’s life are laid bare before the public, in the course of which we get to understand something about how Shakespeare’s possibly greatest character became a literary giant. 

Premiered in Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Buxton Festival Fringe and Birmingham Fest in 2018

Cast and creative team


  • Sir John Falstaff: Michael Harris

Creative team:

  • Director: Frank Bramwell

  • Producer: Frank Bramwell

Production photos


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