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The Comedy of Errors – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nicola Samer Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Shakespeare did love a good mistaken identity plot, more often than not with female characters disguising themselves as men, but this was usually a means to an end, helping them to win the man they love. However, The Comedy of Errors makes that its main focus, creating a convoluted tale of ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Gray’s Inn Hall, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Directors: Ben Horslen &John Risebero Composer/Musical Director: Nick Barstow Reviewer: Michael Gray Sir Francis Walsingham, Good Queen Bess's Spymaster, was not amused. Sitting (for his portrait) in the back of the audience, he stared impassively at the frantic antics of the farceurs charging around the ancient hall - the very space, in fact, where Shakespeare's briefest play ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Blanche McIntyre Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies, and also one of his best. This new production at Shakespeare's Globe is a finely crafted, raucous interpretation that creates one of the funniest theatrical evenings for some time. Slapstick is a key element of Blanche McIntyre's direction, starting even before ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Alex Clifton Musical Director: Harry Blake Choreographer: Rachel Catherall Reviewer: Taylor Simmons The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s earliest and shortest plays. Recognised as his most farcical, it is full of puns, slapstick staging, and elaborate word play. For those not familiar with its story, the plot revolves around two sets of identical ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Ian Forrest Reviewer: Hannah Piercy Vibrant, bright and full of life: from the moment you enter the auditorium to see a set adorned in all the splendour of a Mediterranean market town, the tone is set for an energetic spin on Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, a play of double trouble about two sets of twins. Separated ...

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The Comedy of Errors – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Natalie Turner Injecting energy, bad wigs and a hint of Mexican culture into one of Shakespeare's most absurd comedies, this brand new production of The Comedy of Errors, from Propeller dabbles with one of the Bard's favourite plot devices – mistaken identity. The play opens on a serious note, with Egeon, a merchant ...

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The Comedy of Errors – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Director: Edward Hall Writer: William Shakespeare Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Propeller’s approach to Shakespeare is refreshingly unique. Watching one of their productions is, I can only imagine, like watching Shakespeare on drugs. The pace is incredibly fast, the colours and sounds striking and unexpected and the performances are imbued with a sense of playfulness and electricity. This style naturally suits ...

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The Comedy of Errors – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Edward Hall Reviewer: Edie Ranvier The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Plautian farce about twins and mistaken identity, has been neatly twinned by all-male theatre company Propeller in a matched pair with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this, their current tour. But these twin shows, unlike the Dromios and Antipholuses who confuse the action of the play, ...

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