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The Comedy of Errors

A joyous new outdoor staging of Shakespeare’s farce of mistaken identity.

 

The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Poppy-Burton Morgan
Design by Jean Chan

“I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop”

1901. The Circus of Ephesus. Those caught visiting from nearby Syracuse will be fed to the lions. Antipholus of Syracuse and his trusty fool Dromio brave the journey, each in search of their missing twin. They disguise themselves as circus artists – inadvertently donning the clothes of their missing counterparts and comedy and mayhem ensue…

Marrying a colourful circus-infused physicality with Shakespeare’s linguistic acrobatics and live music, this is a fast paced and joyous new outdoor staging of Shakespeare’s farce of mistaken identity.

Supported by Exeter Northcott Theatre alumnus John Nettles and by The Foyle Foundation.

Rougemont Gardens, Exeter          20 – 30 July 2017
Torre Abbey, Torquay                          1 – 4 August 2017
Knackershole Barn, Dulverton       5 – 6 August 2017

REVIEWS

“Entertaining, circus-filled outdoor staging of Shakespeare’s mistaken identity comedy”
THE STAGE

“an irreverent and joyful production…the audience are sent home grinning from ear to ear”
THE REVIEWS HUB

“a slick, supportive ensemble piece with no weak links…a bold, bright and boisterous show”
EXEUNT MAGAZINE

“Energy, exuberance and a welcome confidence in the verse are all hallmarks of this Exeter Northcott production”
EXPRESS & ECHO