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The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare

Edited by Alex Thorpe

The perfect introduction to Shakespeare for 7 to 13 year olds.

  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    19 - 27 Oct 2018

  • Running time:

    1 hr 30 mins (no interval)

Next performance:

19 October, 10:15AM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

Imagine arriving somewhere new, only to find that everyone there already seems to know who you are. When Antipholus arrives in Ephesus in search of his family, he gets a little more than he bargained for. Strangers say hello as if they’ve known him for years, people give him expensive jewellery and a rather odd woman seems to think she’s his wife.

Two sets of identical twins later, everyone is very confused…

Young performers from across the country join a professional cast in this unique collaboration between the RSC, our Regional Theatre Partners and Associate Schools.

First Encounters with Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors is a twin-tastic 90 minutes of comic confusion and mistaken identity aimed at 7 to 13 year olds, but hugely entertaining whatever your age.

Touring to schools and theatres across England

October - December, to be announced

Creative Team

Director Alex Thorpe | Designer Amelia Hankin | Movement Simon Pittman