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"Open air theatre as it should be and at its very, very best." BBC

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s most hilarious farce, The Comedy of Errors.

This fantastical comedy follows two pairs of identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants, both named Dromio. When they were babies, the twins and their parents were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one half of the twins search for the other they unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day.

“I to the world am like a drop of water 

That in the ocean seeks another drop,”

A magical and comically entwined tale of mistaken identity follows merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering wife as it plays itself out over the course of one hectic day. This riotous rollercoaster of a comedy will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion.

“I see two husbands, or my eyes deceive me.”

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, magical and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!

Cast list

Robert Elkin
Dromio of Ephesus, Second Merchant

Barney Healy-Smith
Duke Solinus, Dromio of Syracuse

George Howard
Adriana, First Merchant

Danann McAleer
Egeon, Angelo, Pinch

Alasdair James McLaughlin
Luciana, Courtesan, Emilia

Joseph Phelps
Antipholus of Syracuse, Officer

James Sidwell
Antipholus of Ephesus

Robert Elkin

Robert Elkin trained at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Recent theatre credits include: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing (Bard in the Botanics)

Barney Healy-Smith

Barney trained at The Manchester School of Theatre

Recent theatre credits include: Actor in Beyond the Score: Dvorák’s New World Symphony with the Hallé Orchestra (Bridgewater Hall), Male Chorus/Chorus of Furies in The Oresteia (HOME Manchester)

George Howard

George trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Recent theatre credits include: The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Greenwich Theatre), King Lear (Bristol Old Vic)

Danann McAleer

Danann trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Recent theatre credits include: Tom Morris’s King Lear (Bristol Old Vic), Don Quixote (The English Concert)

Alasdair James McLaughlin

Alasdair trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Recent theatre credits include: Facebook: the musical (Edinburgh Festival), The Crucible (York Theatre Royal)

Joseph Phelps

Joseph trained at Rose Bruford College

Recent theatre credits include: Macbeth (The Watermill Theatre), Britain Ltd (Theatre Ad Infinitum)

James Sidwell

James trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Recent theatre credits include: The Snow Queen (New Vic Theatre), King Lear (Bristol Old Vic)

Creative Team

Director: Peter Stickney

Designer: Morgan Brind

Musical Director: Alex Beetschen

Movement: Darren Royston

Costume Design: Polly Laurence 

Voice coach: Jacquie Crago

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