Nancy Meckler production 2005

The Comedy of Errors (2005) Dromio of Ephesus (Forbes Masson) knocks at the door of his own house. Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

Nancy Meckler's production of The Comedy of Errors was a colourful energetic riot, fully exploiting the pantomime nature of Shakespeare's silliest comedy.

Katrina Lindsay's set mirrored the shipwreck storyline with its masts, battered wooden chests and torn sails. Her costume designs created colourful characters who would have looked at home in Dickensian London.

Meckler again directed the play for the RSC (with a different company) when the production was revived in 2007 for a nationwide tour.

 

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Michael Billington, Guardian, 29 July 2005

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Maxwell Cooter, WhatsOnStage, 11 January 2006

Photo shows Dromio of Ephesus (Forbes Masson) knocking at the door of his own house in the RSC's 2005 production of The Comedy of Errors.
Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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