The Comedy of Errors by Illyria
In the bard’s shortest, funniest and most rumbustious comedy two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, unknowingly end up in the same city. More and more people are sucked into a vortex of mistaken identity including an Officer who is paid per arrest, a Goldsmith who hasn’t been paid at all, a delayed Merchant, an irate Courtesan and a mad Exorcist. To say nothing of a wife who sometimes feels her husband is two different personalities, and a poor Immigrant who is arrested for being the wrong nationality. And what exactly is the Abbess of Ephesus’s dark secret? Will anything ever make sense again? To cap it all, this year Illyria’s Shakespeare production is re-located to the town of Ephesus, Mexico, and is performed by our very own 5-piece Mariachi band, resplendent in ponchos and sombreros. Ay caramba!
The Comedy of Errors is part of our Outdoor Theatre series of free outdoor performances in a new location on the summer stage in Canada Square Park
- Romeo & Juliet – Monday 24 July
- The Comedy of Errors- Monday 7 August
- The Taming of the Shrew – Monday 14 August
- Emma – Monday 21 August
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