Brighton Shakespeare Company present The Comedy of Errors
Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Mark Brailsford, Brighton Shakespeare Company present The Comedy of Errors at BOAT on Weds 27 June – Sun 1 July. Following last summer’s rapturously received A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the local company return to with a madcap and bonkers production of a classic farce, starring TV star Paul Moriarty (George Palmer for two years in Eastenders and Det Sgt Jake Barret in The Gentle Touch)
Shakespeare meets ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum” As with previous productions, The Comedy of Errors will be directed by the creator of The Treason Show and Brighton Fringe Award winner Mark Brailsford.
A pair of shipwrecked twins (both called Antiphlous) and their servants (both named Dromio) are separated by a storm at sea. Both sets of twins wash up on the shores of rival cities where they live settled and contented lives. That is until one set of twins lands in the other’s hostile territory.
Chaos ensues as unwitting friends, family and acquaintances confuse one set of twins with the other in a farce full of slapstick and silliness set in a city of sorcery.