Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta
COMEDY OF ERRORS
By William Shakespeare
Adapted 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
Wednesday 11 September at 10:15am and 12:30pm
Thursday 12 September at 10:15am and 12:30pm
Friday 13 September at 11am
Pre-sale now available for members
Tickets on sale for school groups
Photo by Robert Catto
SUITABLE FOR YEARS 5 – 8
CURRICULUM LINKS AND RESOURCES
Download the curriculum links here: Comedy of Errors Curriculum Links
Download Riverside’s risk assessment here: Riverside’s Risk Assessment Details
Download a generic sample risk assessment here: Generic Sample Risk Assessment
Download information about access at Riverside here: Access at Riverside