The Comedy of Errors

Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity and reunited families.
The Comedy of Errors

Performances will now run from 21-24 July with an additional matinee on Friday 23 July. We regrettably had to cancel the performances on 11, 12, 14, 16 and 20 July. All ticket-holders have been emailed and will receive a full refund. Read our full statement.


Live performance is back this summer with the Live at No.40 outdoor festival - join us for a joyous moment of reunion, celebration and laughter!

Identical twin brothers and their identical servants are separated by a shipwreck. Years later, unknown to each other, they all end up on the same island. Before a celebratory family reunion can happen, a series of wild mishaps and delightful mayhem begins – including baffling encounters, false accusations, wrongful arrests, and a near-seduction.

Directed by Citizens Theatre Artistic Director Dominic Hill, this fun-filled production performed by a talented ensemble cast is stripped-back storytelling at its best. With live music and slapstick humour, in an atmospheric outdoor setting, this 90-minute show is a brilliant opportunity to safely reunite our artists and audiences to rediscover the magic of live performance.

Visit our what to expect guide for full information about out safety measures, booking process, the venue and what to expect on the day. Recommended for ages 11+.

The Comedy of Errors is part of Live at No.40 - a month long outdoor festival presented by Scottish Opera celebrating music, theatre and opera. The programme includes performances from Scottish Opera, Scottish Ensemble and Citizens Theatre. 

All performances will take place at Scottish Opera’s Production Studio Car Park: 40 Edington St, Glasgow G4 9RD.

"Outstanding... Great to be back at live theatre" - Audience reactions

  • DATES
    DateTimeInformation
    11 July7pmCancelled
    12 July7pmCancelled
    14 July7pmCancelled
    16 July7pmCancelled
    20 July7pmCancelled
    21 July2.30pm
    21 July7pm
    22 July7pm BSL interpreted
    23 July2.30pmAdditional performance
    23 July7pm
    24 July2.30pm Audio Described Captioned
    24 July7pm
  • Cast & Creative Team

    CAST

    Karen Fishwick
    Michael Guest
    Jessica Hardwick
    John Macaulay
    Lorraine M. Mcintosh
    Ewan Miller
    Samuel Pashby 

    CREATIVE TEAM

    Director - Dominic Hill
    Designer - Jessica Worrall
    Lighting - Lizzie Powell
    Composer - Nikola Kodjabashia
    Movement - Benedicte Seierup and Lucien MacDougall 
    Assistant Director - Lauren Mitchell

    With thanks to Director and Designer Sir David McVicar for permission to present The Comedy of Errors on the set of Falstaff.

Reviews

"The production twinkles with well-honed slapstick (thanks to movement directors Benedicte Seierup and Lucien Lindsay-MacDougall) and Shakespeare’s witty dialogue."
- The Stage

"a very palpable hit"
- The National

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Running Time: 1 hour 40 mins (no interval)

 

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