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The Comedy Of Errors

August 21 - October 27, 2024

One of these men is Genius to the other; And so, of these, which is the natural man And which the spirit? who deciphers them?

Act V, scene 1

Why See The Comedy Of Errors?

PlaysShakespeareOpen Air ProductionsComedy Theatre

Every why hath a wherefore

A firm favorite of Shakespeare's oeuvre, The Comedy of Errors is a colorful confection of chaos full of witty wordplay, frothy farce, and irresistible anarchy. Back by popular demand for 2024, once again directed by Associate Artistic Director Sean Holmes, this bubbly comedy will whisk you to a faraway land where the fortunes of two sets of identical twins opens up a world of romance, seductions, brushes with the law, and of course, plenty of instances of mistaken identity.

Expect a 17th Century flavoured production with a modest set, all the better to channel the talents of the Ensemble and the Bard's sublime writing!

What is the story

Double trouble enters the town of Ephesus when Antipholus and his servant Dromio pitch up looking for their long lost twin brothers, also called Antipholus and Dromio, from whom they were separated by a shipwreck long ago. Almost immediately, things unravel, fast!

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Opening night: 21 August 2024

And before you stop reading

 The play contains themes of misogyny, racism and offensive language.

Cast and Creative


Claire Benedict as Abbess
Matthew Broome as Antipholus of Ephesus
Philip Cumbus as Duke/Pinch
Michael Elcock as Antipholus of Syracuse
George Fouracres as Dromio of Ephesus
Laura Hanna as Adriana
Hari MacKinnon as Angelo
Jordan Metcalfe as Dromio of Syracuse
Phoebe Naughton as Courtesan / First Merchant / Balthazar
Danielle Phillips as Luce / Second Merchant / Messenger 
Paul Rider as Egeon 
Jessica Whitehurst as Luciana


Associate Director, Naeem Hayat
Casting Director, Becky Paris
Composed by Grant Olding
Costume Supervisor, Megan Cassidy
Costume Supervisor, Jackie Orton 
Designed by Paul Wills
Fight Director, Maisie Carter
Globe Associate - Movement, Glynn MacDonald
Movement Director, Tamsin Hurtado Clarke
Text by Simon Trinder
Voice by Gary Horner

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