Following their sell-out production of ‘Allo ‘Allo, Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company are set to wow audiences again in another tale of mistaken identity, this time with a production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Comedy of Errors’ in the grounds of Broomfield Hall at Morley.
“Audiences have loved our performances at Broomfield and the enchanted village setting of this show will play out beautifully on the grassy slope beside the hall,” says director Clare Snape.
Welcome to the bustling village of Ephesus, a little fishing community of a time gone by where almost anything can happen. Taking place over the course of a day, the action is non-stop….and a lot can happen in a day!
Join them on a journey of discovery as Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio arrive in Ephesus, where, unbeknownst to them their identical twin brothers have lived for years. The merchant Aegeon relays a tragic story of a shipwreck and a family torn asunder, who despite years of searching are yet to be reunited. Could the events in Ephesus on this extraordinary day, lead to a resolution?
And of course with two sets of twins around, things can get a little confusing! A series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities will lead to wrongful beatings, a seduction, an arrest, theft, madness, and maybe even demonic possession. Joyful, mystical and brilliantly farcical, Shakespeare’s shortest play is an early romantic comedy of confusion and ultimate reunion.
With a colourful array of characters, this riot of farce and slapstick is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Catch this colourful and entertaining production from July 28-30 before it heads to the world-famous cliff-top Minack Theatre in Cornwall (August 14-18).
The production is suitable for all ages, and you are encouraged to bring seats and picnics along to the Broomfield Hall shows.
Take your own chairs and refreshments! All tickets £5 (no concessions) at the gate – places are limited so come early! There will be a 7.30pm performance on the Friday and Saturday and a 2.30pm one on the Saturday and Sunday.
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