Shakespeare's Globe

The Comedy Of Errors [2006]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Chris Luscombe

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholous), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them ito a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have the chief ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholous is given gold in the street and invited to dinner by a woman who thinks she's his wife; the other is barred from his own house and rebuffed by his jeweller. Caught in between, the Dromios are soundly beaten for disobeying each other's orders.

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare outdoes the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

CREATIVES AND PRODUCTION

  • Designer Janet Bird
  • Composer Julian Philips
  • Fight Director Malcom Ranson
  • Choreographer Jenny Arnold

CAST

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