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The Comedy of Errors


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

11 September - 14 September 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
A version of Shakespeare’s play by Hilary Bell

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: Ages 7+ and their families


Dates & Times:

General Public Performances
Friday 13 September at 6:30pm
Saturday 14 September at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

Schools Performances
Wednesday 11 September at 10:15am and 12:30pm
Thursday 12 September at 10:15am and 12:30pm
Friday 13 September at 11am


Tickets:

Pre-sale now available for members
Tickets on sale for school groups


Photo by Robert Catto

Playwright
William Shakespeare

Adapted by
Hilary Bell

Director
Stefo Nantsou

With
Gabriel Fancourt
Bilal Hafda
Mansoor Noor

SUITABLE FOR YEARS 5 – 8

CURRICULUM LINKS AND RESOURCES

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Duration

60 minutes (No interval plus 20 minute Q&A for weekday daytime performances)

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