The Comedy of Errors by Bell Shakespeare

A hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps...

Shipwrecked and separated 25 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?

The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins.

Enjoy the hilarity of Shakespeare's brilliant comedy brought to you at the Drum Theatre by arguably the best Shakespearean Theatre Company anywhere.

At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children who has found himself in the fight of his life…to save his life. As far-fetched coincidences unfold, chaotic hilarity ensues and a man’s life could be saved — if only everything would go to plan.

Directed by Janine Watson (Romeo and Juliet, Ensemble Theatre’s Unqualified) this is a beautiful story about reunion, wrapped up in an evening of entertainment and laughter.

After a day of mistaken identity leading to unfair thrashings, wrongful arrests and false charges of infidelity, robbery, madness and even demonic possession, can the twins possibly reunite and live happily ever after?

Director Janine Watson
Designer Melanie Liertz
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Composer & Sound Designer Ben Pierpoint
Movement Director Samantha Chester

Julia Billington

This production is presented by Bell Shakespeare and proudly supported by Creative NSW and Australia Council for the Arts.


  • "Bell Shakespeare has mastered the art of presenting Shakespeare in a manner that is accessible to the modern-day audience, while still endearing those who love the tradition." Australian Stage
  • "Bell Shakespeare – arguably the best Shakespearean theatre company" Herald Sun

Note: Recommended for people aged 12+

Duration: 160 minutes including an interval

Location: Drum Theatre, corner Lonsdale and Walker streets, Dandenong

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Saturday, 1 August 2020 8:00 PM
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