The Comedy of Errors – Torquay

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Poppy Burton-Morgan
Design by Jean Chan

“We came into the world like brother and brother,
And now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.”

1901. The Circus of Ephesus. Those caught visiting from nearby Syracuse will be fed to the lions. Antipholus of Syracuse and his trusty fool Dromio brave the journey, each in search of their missing twin. They disguise themselves as circus artists – inadvertently donning the clothes of their missing counterparts and comedy and mayhem ensue…

Marrying a colourful circus-infused physicality with Shakespeare’s linguistic acrobatics and live music, this is a fast paced and joyous new outdoor staging of Shakespeare’s farce of mistaken identity.

This is an outdoor event with no formal seating so please bring chairs, blankets, cushions and picnic mats. No glass permitted on site.

Supported by Exeter Northcott Theatre alumnus John Nettles and by The Foyle Foundation.

Picnic Hampers
Why not enjoy a picnic in the grounds before the performance? We are offering a selection of mouth-watering picnics from £12.50 per person to add to your enjoyment of the evening. These need to be ordered in advance from the box office, or booked online for collection on the day at Torre Abbey to enjoy before the performance. View menus on our website or ask for more information when you book your tickets.

Box Office & Licensed Bar – open on site one hour before the performance.
The consumption of alcohol is permitted, but only if purchased from the licensed bar on site.

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