The Comedy of Errors

Production details

  • Venue
  • Wadham College, Oxford
  • Production company
  • Oxford Shakespeare Company
  • Performance dates
  • 5th Jul–26th Aug 2011
  • Director
  • Chris Pickles
  • Musical arrangements
  • Paul Knight
  • Assistant director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Choreographer
  • Cory English
  • Costume designer
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Producers
  • Charlotte Windmill
  • Emma Randle
  • Stage manager
  • Kate Schofield
  • ASM
  • Emma Byrne

Cast

  • Adriana
  • Alicia Davies
  • Dromio
  • Nick Chambers
  • Antipholus
  • Howard Gossington
  • Luce
  • Nell
  • Courtesan
  • Abbess
  • Goaler
  • James Lavender
  • Luciana
  • Alyssa Noble
  • Duke
  • Dromio Double
  • Officer
  • Andrew Piper
  • Egeon
  • Balthasar
  • 2nd Merchant
  • Pinch
  • Kai Simmons
  • Angelo
  • Officer
  • 1st Merchant
  • Benjamin Wells

Synopsis

A revival of Chris Pickles’s acclaimed production, featuring an infectious mix of comedy and music. Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity follows the fortunes of two sets of identical twins, accidentally separated at birth.

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...an inventive, rollicking reworking under director Chris Pickles that first delighted audiences in 2004. The multiple misunderstandings that befall two sets of twins — the Antipholuses and their servant Dromios — are presented in high-speed, almost slapstick, fashion.
— The Oxford Times