After months of rehearsals, last week saw the three-night run of this year’s school play, The Merry Wives of Windsor. The much-anticipated production of Shakespeare’s comedy showcased the talents of Paulinas and Paulines, as we followed the lecherous mishaps of the ‘fat knight’ Sir John Falstaff. The witty manoeuvrings of Mistresses Page and Ford, two married women wise to Falstaff’s botched attempts to woo them for their money, took on new significance in our 1950s adaptation. Complete with iconic rock songs, Christmas carols and a beautifully adorned Christmas tree in a village street scene, the two housewives’ plot to avenge Falstaff turned out to be easier said than done. Amber in the VI ‘was absolutely enthralled by Miss Foley’s directing and the collective performance from both schools’.