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

Snowdrop season

Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00-16:00
Snowdrops crop up all over the estate at this time of year to remind us that Spring is round the corner.

Presentation basket workshop

Sun 17 Mar 2019
13:00-16:00
Make an open-sided basket to display fresh flowers or foliage - a perfect gift for Mother's Day.

Bird watching walk in Comer Woods

Thu 28 Mar 2019
18:00-20:00
Enjoy a guided walk led by an expert bird watcher.

Willow heart workshop

Sun 07 Apr 2019
13:00-16:00
Join the Wild Craftist in the Garden Room and weave a heart out of willow. The hearts make a great gift or an attractive wall decoration for your home.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts in Comer Woods

Fri 19 Apr 2019
10:00-15:00
Family fun this Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Dudmaston Hall

Sun 21 Apr 2019
11:00-16:00
Family fun this Easter Bank holiday weekend.