And instead of tragic, star-crossed lovers, it will be comedy taking centre stage at the Temporary Theatre with the fantastically farcical Comedy of Errors, where two pairs of twins, separated at birth, meet in the city of Ephesus to the confusion of all, the ensuing havoc testing their relationships and their very identities.
Ben Power, A Comedy of Errors Adaptation
Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre Ben Power, as we have seen in his translation of Medea, has a talent for getting to the core of the idea, cutting out excess language. After the success of The Temporary Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet, this playwright and adaptor is experienced in the art of modernised Shakespeare. Who better, then, to carve the already playful play The Comedy of Errors into something that under-12s can understand and relish?
Comedy of Errors London 2015
Expect uproarious music, brightly colourful sets, non-stop dancing and audience participation, all packed into an hour of stage-time. The story, a classic confusion of two pairs of identical twins trying to find each other, is sure to capture little ones interested in mischief and mayhem, while accompanying adults may enjoy the subtler themes hidden in Shakespeare’s work.
Recommended for children ages eight to 12.
|What||A Comedy of Errors, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
21 Oct 15 – 06 Nov 15, 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
|Price||£8 - £12|
|Website||Click here to book via the National Theatre site|