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The Comedy of Errors' by William Shakespeare

'The Comedy of Errors' by William Shakespeare
'The Comedy of Errors' by William Shakespeare

Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 7.30pm

The Lord Chamberlain's Men, in their thirteenth successful year, are touring Shakespeare's most hilarious farce 'The Comedy of Errors'.

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For the past decade this hugely popular company have brought their own special brand of authentic, exhilarating and engaging all-male productions to the UK's most historically important and visually stunning venues and this year's production will be no different. 

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer's evening watching this riotous rollercoaster of a comedy that will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion.  The Comedy of Errors will take place on the Cathedral's south west lawn, where as well as enjoying the performance, the audience can indulge in a splendid close-up of the 900 year old Cathedral.

 
I see two husbands, or my eyes deceive me.
 
 
The Lord Chamberlain's Men
The Lord Chamberlain's Men

This fantastical comedy follows two pairs of identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants, both named Domino.  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.

Peter Stickney, Artistic Director says: "The Lord Chamberlain's Men has never performed The Comedy of Errors before, and I can't wait!  This hilarious summer comedy is a complete joy, but with Shakespeare it is never that simple.  He elevates what could just be a story of mistaken identity to new levels with questions about relationships, family and personal identity so that alongside the confusing and hilarious circumstances, the characters are dealing with bigger questions of love and loss before, ultimately, redemption.  I can't think of anything more perfect for a summer's evening than a classical retelling of this great play set against the backdrop of some of the nation's most beautiful outdoor venues".

Founded in 2004, The Lord Chamberlain's Men Theatre Company is the modern incarnation of Shakespeare's original troupe of the same name.  Performing with an all-male cast, they aim to revive the traditions of Elizabethan theatre and to bring to life the greatest works of drama, as they would first have been performed.

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