Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta presents
TAKE TWO : A COMEDY OF ERRORS – ON DEMAND
A take on Shakespeare by Hilary Bell
Please Note: Available for schools only. Purchase includes 48 hours access to watch the archival and access to the education notes.
A tale of two cities, two sets of twins, love, death, mistaken identity and identity theft.
Antipholus and his servant Dromio arrive in Ephesus searching for their long-lost twin brothers – who also happen to be called Antipholus and Dromio. Meanwhile, Egeon has come looking for his sons and been locked up by the Duke. Throw in a jealous wife, her bratty sister, a nun, a courtesan, an exorcist, a celebrity jeweller, singing, dancing and magic tricks, and it’s a recipe for comedy chaos. And just to complicate matters, 5 actors play 13 parts.
Shakespeare’s story of sundered families is especially timely now, and this playful modern language adaptation gives young audiences easy access to its plot, characters, language and themes.
So disembark in Ephesus and lose yourself amongst the colour and confusion – you never know who you might find!
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 5 – 8
Download the curriculum links here: Comedy of Errors Curriculum Links
How You Can Access
This archival footage is only available to schools via your booking link. Access starts when the teacher logs in and clicks the link. Once purchased, Take Two: A Comedy of Errors will be available to you for 48 hours only. No downloads allowed.
There is a flat fee of $200 per school (+GST if applicable). Ticket subsidy available of $50 per school (+GST if applicable). Ticket prices are to support the artists.
Please email your date choices and school information to Education_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Playwright William Shakespeare
Adapted by Hilary Bell
Director Stefo Nantsou
Set and Costume Design Imogen Ross
Lighting Designer Matt Cox
Sound Designer and Composer Maria Alfonsine
Stage Manager Ruth Horsfall
Cello, oud, guitar & percussion Damian de Boos-Smith