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The Comedy of Errors

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Have fun with Shakespeare’s playful farce
The Comedy of Errors

Following a limited run in Glasgow last year, our 5-star show is back. Directed by Dominic Hill, widely celebrated for his fresh takes on classical dramas, the vibrant production features a multi-talented ensemble, live music and audience interaction. 

The Comedy of Errors previews at Beacon Arts Centre (19 - 20 Aug) before touring to Scottish Opera's Live at No.40 here in Glasgow (26 Aug - 3 Sep) and Perth Theatre (7 - 17 Sep).

Two 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.

Bursting with joyful energy and slapstick humour, this fast-paced comedy is the perfect feel-good event.  

BSL, Captioned and Audio Described performances are available in Glasgow.


We caught up with The Comedy of Errors Designer, Jessica Worrall in this Q&A.

  • Cast & Creative Team


    Cindy Awor
    Esme Bayley
    Michael Guest
    Francesca Hess
    John Kielty
    John Macaulay
    Angus Miller
    Renee Williams


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


"Dominic Hill’s ingenious production delights"
- The Scotsman on The Comedy of Errors 2022

"Hill’s distinguished ability to offer a fresh take on classics is on full throttle throughout... to deliver a high-octane slice of pure chaos and flickering slapstick."
- The Reviews Hub on The Comedy of Errors 2022

"wonderful production by the Citizens Theatre"
- Daily Record on The Comedy of Errors 2022

"exciting, entertaining and offers a surprising depth of emotion"
- Snack on The Comedy of Errors 2022

"The attention to detail is impressive, as are the high-energy performances and the fluid staging."
- The Guardian on The Comedy of Errors 2022

"Dominic Hill’s fun, breathlessly paced production."
- The Times on The Comedy of Errors 2022

“The production twinkles with well-honed slapstick and Shakespeare’s witty dialogue”  
- The Stage on The Comedy of Errors 2021 

“This frustratingly truncated run of The Comedy of Errors... is a production that demands a rapid return” 
- The National on The Comedy of Errors 2021 


"It's an extraordinarily brilliant play. It's a perfect little gem of a piece... it is beautifully written, short, concise and genuinely funny."

Dominic Hill talks to Mark Fisher about The Comedy of Errors in The Scotsman


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Running Time: Two hours including interval