Sir John Falstaff is a very cunning fellow! He gets by successfully with swindles: he cheats the innkeeper's bill and courts the ladies at the same time. The knight is rarely sober. The fat bon vivant is not lacking in self-confidence and sophistication; only money is always tight. Luckily, one of his nighttime drinking buddies is none other than Crown Prince Hal. The friendship with the prince repeatedly offers Falstaff the opportunity to gain influence and money. Of course, King Henry IV would have preferred to see his son take on his duties responsibly. Rebels threaten the throne. He accuses Sir Falstaff of spoiling the crown prince's character. Known from Shakespeare's «Henry IV» and «The Merry Wives of Windsor», Falstaff has become a popular comic figure whose pranks still make audiences laugh. Robin Telfer takes on the good-for-nothing in his adaptation of Shakespeare. Most recently, the British native proved his talent for fast-paced, comedic productions in the German-language premiere of Dominiques Ziegler's "Der Trip Rousseau".