The Comedy of Errors (more or less)
The Cast (more or less)
As the title indicates, it's Shakespeare's comedy - but not as we know it. In this first co-production from Prescot's new Shakespeare North Playhouse and the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, it has become one nutty day out at the seaside in the 1980s...
The Comedy of Errors (more or less) is at Shakespeare North Playhouse from March 3-25, and at the Stephen Joseph Theatre (March 30-April 15).
The revised story goes that a Merseyside actor arrives in Scarborough to perform his one-man show, but everyone has booked for a competing talent contest – starring the twin brother he's never met. What's worse, the twin owes money everywhere and is banking on winning the show to settle his debts. Will the twins discover each other? Will they learn how they became separated? Will either show go on at all?
Stephen Joseph artistic director Paul Robinson says: “It's an hilarious and anarchic new version of Shakespeare’s craziest show, full of mistaken identity and non-stop twists and turns.
"We’re loving working with the brilliant new Shakespeare North Playhouse, and our writers Elizabeth Godber and Nick Lane have paid tribute to the two venues by creating characters from the two towns and setting the show in Scarborough in the neon-lit 1980s!”
Laura Collier, creative director of Shakespeare North Playhouse, said: “Elizabeth and Nick have produced a delightfully funny script that we can’t wait to see brought to life on our respective stages."
More info and tickets here (Merseyide) or here (Scarborough)