The Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare

Edited by Alex Thorpe

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

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 someone rather odd seems to think they are married.

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.

The First Encounters with Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors Teacher Pack is available, to help you prepare students who are seeing the production. Including ways to introduce the text and insights into the production itself, you can download the pack at the link above. 

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