The Comedy of Errors at Packwood
For the past decade this hugely popular company have brought their own special brand of authentic, exhilarating and engaging all-male productions to the UK’s most historically important and visually stunning venues and this year’s production, will be no different.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will follow the critical success of Twelfth Night by performing The Comedy of Errors in the beautiful grounds of Packwood on Saturday 10 June. This is the perfect opportunity to see Shakespeare’s plays performed as they would have been; in the open air, in full Elizabethan costume with an all-male cast.
This fantastical comedy follows two pairs of identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants, both names 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.
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. The riotous rollercoaster of a comedy will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion.
Founded in 2004, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men Theatre Company is the modern incarnation of Shakespeare’s original troupe of the same name. This is the perfect opportunity to see Shakespeare’s play performed as it would have been; in the open air, in full Elizabethan costume with an all-male cast.