Theatre for Schools The Comedy of Errors | BREC

Bell Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare
Director Janine Watson

Bell Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors

Run Time 160 minutes inc interval
Price From $15 per student no bf
Presented By BREC

Recommended for students aged 12+
Teacher’s Resources Available
Workshops Available [Incursion]

11 August 2020
7:00 pm

Shipwrecked and separated 25 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?

The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins. At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children who has found himself in the fight of his life…to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan.

After a day of mistaken identity leading to unfair thrashings, wrongful arrests and false charges of infidelity, robbery, madness and even demonic possession. Can the twins possibly reunite and live happily ever after?

Directed by Janine Watson this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter.

Cast & Team

Director Janine Watson
Designer Melanie Liertz
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Composer & Sound Designer Ben Pierpoint
Movement Director Samantha Chester

This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Teacher’s Resources

A PDF of classroom activities, production imagery, and audio-visual resources from members of the creative team can be provided.

Workshops [Option to have as an Incursion]

Date July 2020
Duration 75 mins
Cost Free with a school booking (subject to availability)

Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Access Workshops are designed to prepare students for the production. These practical workshops guide students through the plot, key characters, themes, scene work, design, and insights into the production itself.

John Bell Scholarship Auditions

A once in a lifetime opportunity to spend one week with Bell Shakespeare in Sydney. Students take part a 15 minute audition with a Bell Shakespeare Teaching Artist and are asked to perform a 1–2 minute monologue from any Shakespeare play. Auditionees will be required to select a monologue from the list provided by Bell Shakespeare. The Scholarship is open to full-time high school students studying in 2020. They must be at least 16 years of age by 31 December 2020. Visit the website to find out more information and register.

Bookings & Enquiries can be made to BREC’s Education Team online via email or by telephone 08 9792 3111.

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