The Exeter Northcott Theatre Graduate Company present

The Comedy of Errors - Exeter

Matinees (Tue 25, Wed 26, Thu 27, Sat 22 & 29, Sun 23 & 30 July): 2pm


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.

This is an outdoor event with no formal seating so please bring chairs, blankets, cushions and picnic mats. No glass permitted on site. The consumption of alcohol is permitted, but only if purchased from the licensed bar on the theatre site.  Entrance to the Gardens is via Castle Street.

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

The Comedy of Errors will also be touring to Knackershole Barn in Dulverton and Torre Abbey in Torquay.

Picnic Boxes

Why not enjoy a picnic in the grounds before the performance?  We are offering a selection of mouth-watering picnics from £12.50 per person to add to your enjoyment of the evening.  These need to be ordered in advance from the box office or booked online (see supplementary event), for collection on the day at Rougemont Gardens to enjoy before the performance.



Martin Bassindale

Antipholus of Syracuse

Katriona Brown

Ring Mistress

Ella Dunlop

Dromio of Ephesus

Grace Hussey-Burd

Dromio of Syracuse

Lucy May Rothwell


Jennifer Ruth-Adams


Tanwyn Smith-Meek


Alex York

Antipholus of Ephesus

Event Info


In advance: adult £15, under 16  £10
On the door: adult £17, under 16 £12

Concs: £2 off

BSL & Audio Described Performance: Sat 29 July 2pm

Box Office & Licensed Bar – open on site one hour before the performance.

In the event of a cancellation, ticket holders will be offered tickets to an alternative performance during the tour.  No refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation.  Full Terms and Conditions are available here.



Running Time

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