Bell Shakespeare – The Comedy of Errors | BREC

Bell Shakespeare: The Comedy Of Errors

Run Time 160 minutes inc interval
Price From TBC
Presented By BREC & Bell Shakespeare

Recommended for students aged 12+

Tuesday
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 Peter Evans
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.

“Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition.”

Australian Stage