ONE of Shakespeare's best loved comic characters, Sir John Falstaff, is once again set to seduce audiences in a production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, presented by Devon company Creative Cow.
In association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the show previewed in Tiverton last month and is now touring around the country including several dates in Devon.
The plot is built around the puffed-up and degenerate Sir John Falstaff, a Knight of the Garter, who is seized with the outrageous idea that to seduce two of Windsor's wealthy merry wives will prove his virility and give him access to their money.
The Merry Wives of Windsor is at The New Theatre, Exeter from October 31 to November 2. Ticket details on 01392 277189/665885 or www.wegottickets.com
THE Reduced Shakespeare Company is back with an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays
Join the madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride, when they play at the Princess Theatre, Torquay, on October 17.
This American touring troupe was set up in 1981 and has been going strong ever since with various condensed versions of the Bard's plays.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised) promises to be a sharp, inventive and rib-tickling experience. Ticket details on 0844 871 7627 or www.atgtickets.com
MULTI award-winning comedian Simon Munnery once more stabs at the void between dead film and live theatre, in his latest show, which comes to Exeter Phoenix on October 17.
The acclaimed 'fylm-Makker' is full of daring and imaginative comedy and live sketches all performed and projected live on screen. Tickets £12. Call 01392 667080 or visit www.exeterphoenix.org.uk
A WOMAN is found dead. Her sister sets out to find out what happened, and stumbles into a world of secrets and subterfuge that makes her question who Justine really was.
How well can you ever know someone who lies for a living?
Ciphers is a provocative thriller about spies, double agents, and the opaqueness of the human soul. It takes to the stage of Exeter's Northcott from October 16 to 19.
Ticket details: 01392 493493 or visit: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk