Beth played two roles in rep for the RSC. In Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor she played Mistress Ford, one of the two eponymous Wives, on at The Barbican until 5 Jan 2019.

Shakespeare meets The Only Way is Essex in Fiona Laird’s hilarious version of the comedy. In a mash-up of the Elizabethan and modern world, the women of Windsor teach Sir John Falstaff’s over-entitled-ego a lesson he won’t forget. No dumb blondes here.



Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, 4 Aug-22 Sept 2018
Barbican, London, 7 December – 5 Jan 2019
In cinemas broadcast live 12 Sep 2018


David Acton – Sir Hugh Evans
Afolabi Alli – Pistol
Stevie Basaula – John Rugby/Robek
Ishia Bennison – Mistress Quickly
Katy Brittain – The Hostess of the Garter
Beth Cordingly – Mistress Ford
Jonathan Cullen – Dr Caius
Paul Dodds – George Page
Josh Finan – Nym/Jan
Karen Fishwick – Anne Page
Charlotte Josephine – Bardolph
Rebecca Lacey – Mistress Page
Vince Leigh – Frank Ford
John Macaulay – Simple
Luke Newberry – Fenton
Tom Padley – Slender
Sakuntala Ramanee – Company
Tim Samuels – Shallow
Nima Taleghani – Company
David Troughton – Sir John Faslstaff

Director – Fiona Laird

Writer – William Shakespeare