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
Adriano Cappelletta: Antipholous of Syracuse
Giema Contini: Adriana
Ella Prince: Dromio of Ephesus
Maitland Schnaars: Egeon
Director: Janine Watson
Lighting Designer: Kelsey Lee
Movement Director: Samantha Chester
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.
The term ‘a comedy of errors’ has entered the modern lexicon and is used to refer to a confluence of mistakes and unfortunate events, resulting in a kind of ridiculous chaos.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
$18 per student
How to Book:
Complete the booking form & return to the Theatre Royal Box Office
2 hours 30 minutes (with interval)
Recommended for ages 12+