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

Room guiding open day

Mon 23 Jul 2018
13:00-16:00
We're looking for people to help us bring Dudmaston's stories to life for the thousands of visitors we welcome to the hall every year.

Outdoor theatre - The Importance of Being Earnest

Wed 25 Jul 2018
19:30-22:00
Marriage, morality and many laugh-a-long moments.

Wild art crafts

Mon 30 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
Join our activities volunteers for 'make and do' afternoons throughout the summer holidays.

Key ring stamping with the Wild Craftist

Tue 31 Jul 2018
11:00-15:00
Choose from a selection of stamps and press them into your leather key ring to make a unique design.

Lantern making with the Wild Craftist

Tue 14 Aug 2018
11:00-12:00
Make a summer lantern, take it home and light up your garden at nightfall.