The acclaimed Festival Players are taking The Bard’s shortest comedy to National Trust for Scotland’s House of Dun, near Montrose, on Friday, August 1.
In Shakespeare’s 450th birthday year, The Players’ mainly alfresco tour will see them step on stage for some 40 performances of the riotous farce that is ‘The Comedy of Errors’.
Focusing on two sets of accidentally separated identical twins it is awash with puns and slapstick. Mayhem ensues in a riotous train of mistaken identity, seduction and pursuit.
A small cast of seven will punch well above their weight in this all-male production, playing multiple roles demanding quick costume changes, as well as performing as musicians.
Michael Dyer, artistic director said: “It is a brilliant farce of mistaken identities with a few darker undertones and we will perform it very much as a colourful, entertaining romp.”
The show begins at 7.15 p.m. Advance tickets, price £12.50 adults, £4 children are available on 0844 493 2144 or online at www.nts.org.uk/Events/Ticket-Numbers/3796/.
Tickets are £15 for adults on the night and £4 children.