The Comedy of Errors

The Lord Chamberlain's Men, the UK's premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them on Saturday 1 July at Dudmaston for Shakespeare's most hilarious farce, The Comedy of Errors.

Enjoy A Comedy of Errors at Emmetts Garden, a National Trust property in Kent

This fantastical comedy follows two pairs of identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants, both named Dromio. When they were babies, the twins and their parents were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one half of the twins search for the other they unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day.

"I to the world am like a drop of water That in the ocean seeks another drop,"

A magical and comically entwined tale of mistaken identity follows merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering wife as it plays itself out over the course of one hectic day. This riotous rollercoaster of a comedy will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion.

“I see two husbands or my eyes deceive me.”

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching this funny, magical and fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s best comedies. Performed in the open air, by an all male cast with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer!

The performance will take place on the upper terrace of the garden, overlooking Big Pool. Gates open at 6.30pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm. Adults £15 (£18 on the door) and children £8.50. Book your tickets here.

Upcoming events

Gallery Tour: A Cocktail of Art

Sun 23 Sep 2018
11:30-12:15
Take a walking tour of Dudmaston's eclectic mix of Modern Art.

SOLD OUT - Stargazing in the meadow

Sat 29 Sep 2018
19:00-21:00
Shropshire Astronomical Society will be setting up their telescopes in Comer Woods and inviting you to spend the evening under the stars.

Fungus Foray - SOLD OUT

Sun 30 Sep 2018
11:15-13:00
Do you know your Red Cap from your Fly Agaric? Find out more about the fungi species that grow on the estate.

Harvest week

Mon 08 Oct 2018
11:00-16:00
Join in with harvest celebrations in the orchard. Help us pick and press the apple harvest and sample some freshly pressed juice.

Creatures of the night trail

Sun 21 Oct 2018
11:00-15:00
Some of Dudmaston's animals only come out after dark. Can you find out where Fox, Badger and Owl are hiding out?

Reindeer making workshop

Sat 10 Nov 2018
11:00-16:00
Just a few weeks before Christmas, get together at Dudmaston to make your very own reindeer out of willow - the perfect decoration for the festive season ahead.