THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
Bell Shakespeare are back in town.
Continuing their commitment to taking great theatre around the country, this popular classic follows up the beautifully crafted and performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream they brought us in 2021.
Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?
The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.
At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children. He finds himself in a hostile land, in the fight of his life... to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan.
Directed by longtime Bell Shakespeare collaborator Janine Watson, this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter.
Julia Billington: Dromio of Syracuse
Joseph 'Wunujaka' Althouse: Luciano
Skyler Ellis: Antipholous of Syracuse
Felix Jozeps: Antipholus of Ephesus
Giema Contini: Adriana
Alex King: Duke / Ensemble
Leilani Loau: Emilia/ Pinch / Ensemble
Ella Prince: Dromio of Ephesus
Lauren Richardson: Courtesan / Angelo / Ensemble
Maitland Schnaars: Egeon / Luce / Ensemble
Director: Janine Watson
Set & Costume Designer: Hugh O’Connor
Lighting Designer: Kelsey Lee
Composer &Sound Designer: Pru Montin
Movement Director: Samantha Chester
Voice & Text Coach: Jess Chambers
The Comedy of Errors is believed to be Shakespeare’s shortest play at just 1,777 lines. Hamlet speaks almost this many lines by himself.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Premium $85 / A Reserve $75/ B Reserve $65
A Reserve Concession $60
A Reserve Children - $30
B Reserve Concession $50
*all bookings will incur a non-refundable $5 Transaction Fee
2 hours 30 minutes (with interval)
The performance includes strobe lighting, haze & some loud noises (balloons popping).
Recommended for ages 12+
This show is included in the Student Subscription.
For more details about Student Subscriptions visit theatreroyal.com.au/student-subscriptions