This production toured the UK and internationally, before transferring to the Young Vic in London.
In contrast to many other productions of Comedy, which have been packed with energetic circus routines, pantomine-style farce or Carry On-style humour, this production was described as thoughtful and sombre. As the audience entered, Aegeon was already on-stage, chained to a wall.
The set, designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, was a stark brick wall with one double door which functioned as the doorway for every encounter: from shops and brothels, to Adriana's house and the abbey.
More atmosphere was provided by Adrian Lee's Arabian-influenced score, created with an assortment of unusual instruments and providing a near-constant soundtrack.