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The Comedy of Errors
16th May 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 20th May 2023 @ 8:00 pm€18
Matinee Saturday 20th @3pm
“The Comedy of Errors” is a comedic play written by William Shakespeare in the early 1590s. It is one of Shakespeare’s earliest works and is often regarded as his most farcical comedy. The play is set in the bustling port city of Ephesus, which is known for its trade and commerce. The story revolves around two sets of identical twins who were separated at birth and end up in Ephesus, leading to a series of hilarious and confusing misunderstandings.
The main characters in the play are the two sets of identical twins: Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio of Syracuse, and Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant Dromio of Ephesus. The two sets of twins were separated at birth during a shipwreck and each was raised in a different city. Years later, Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant arrive in Ephesus in search of their long-lost twin brothers, and their arrival sets off a chain of mistaken identity and comic misunderstandings.
The play’s plot revolves around the confusion that arises from the mistaken identities of the two sets of twins. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant are mistaken for their identical twins by the citizens of Ephesus, leading to a series of absurd situations. They are pursued by creditors and wives, and even end up in jail. Meanwhile, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant are baffled by the strange behavior of everyone that they meet, who seem to be acting as if they know them.
Throughout the play, Shakespeare uses clever wordplay, puns, and physical comedy to create a light-hearted and amusing atmosphere. The play is full of mistaken identities, slapstick humor, and improbable coincidences. Despite the farcical nature of the play, it also explores deeper themes such as identity, family, and forgiveness. Overall, “The Comedy of Errors” is a timeless classic that continues to be popular with audiences today.
Neil Sharpson, Deaglán Page, Shane Cadden, Marcus MacGabhann, Ellen Howley, Geraldine Maguire, Julie Mannion, Bernie Reynolds, Aidan Judd, Brigid Sweeney, Edward Clinton, Nathan Keogh, Hilary Boyle, Francesca Bianchi, Irene Cubas, Dáithí O Broin, Peter Prior, Martin O’Connor
Tickets €18 Concession rate €16
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