The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

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.

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 Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director Peter Evans, 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?


By William Shakespeare
Director Peter Evans
Designer Melanie Liertz
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee
Composer & Sound Designer Ben Pierpoint
Movement Director Samantha Chester


Julia Billington as Dromio of Syracuse
Adriano Cappelletta as Antipholus of Syracuse
Joseph Althouse as Luciano
Danielle King as Adriana
Ella Prince as Dromio of Ephesus
Maitland Schnaars as Egeon

Hear from Julia Billington, who plays Dromio of Syracus, talk about our 2020 national tour of The Comedy of Errors and why audiences are in for a treat.

Orange Civic Theatre, Orange (NSW)
2 – 3 July

Dubbo Regional Theatre, Dubbo (NSW)
7 July

BMEC, Bathurst (NSW)
9 July

Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga (NSW)
11 July

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne (VIC)
15 – 25 July

Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo (VIC)
28 July

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat (VIC)
30 July

The Drum, Dandenong (VIC)
1 August

State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth (WA)
5 – 8 August

BREC, Bunbury (WA) – on sale in April 
11 August

Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany (WA)
13 August

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah (WA)
15 August

Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha (WA) – on sale soon
18 August

West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul (VIC)
22 August

Princess Theatre, Launceston (TAS)
25 August

Theatre Royal, Hobart (TAS)
27 – 29 August

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast (QLD)
2 – 3 September

Empire Theatre, Toowoomba (QLD)
5 September

GECC, Gladstone (QLD)
8 September

Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton (QLD)
10 September

Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns (QLD) – on sale 4 March
12 September

Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs (NT)
15 September

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin (NT) – on sale soon 
18 September

NORPA, Lismore (NSW)
22 – 23 September

Capitol Theatre, Tamworth (NSW)
25 September

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra (NSW)
29 September

Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra (ACT)
2 – 10 October

Sydney Opera House, Sydney (NSW)
13 October – 15 November

The prices below are only applicable to Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, and Canberra Theatre Centre.  For all other ticket sales, please check the venue website.

Members Prices

Melbourne Canberra Sydney*
Premium Full $76 $76 $78.50
Premium Conc $64 $64 $66.50
Premium U18 $45 $45 $47.50
Premium U30 $40 $40 $47.50
A Reserve Full $60 $60 $62.50
A Reserve Conc $52 $52 $54.50
A Reserve U18 $45 $45 $42.50
A Reserve U30 $40 $40 $42.50

Single Ticket Pric
es (only available from 13 February)

Melbourne Canberra Sydney*
Premium Full $95 $95 $97.50
Premium Conc $80 $80 $82.50
Premium U18 $45 $45 $47.50
Premium U30 $45 $45 $47.50
A Reserve Full $75 $75 $77.50
A Reserve Conc $65 $65 $67.50
A Reserve U18 $40 $40 $42.50
A Reserve U30 $40 $40 $42.50

*Sydney ticket price includes a $2.50 security fee. In 2018, the Sydney Opera House introduced enhanced procedures to ensure the safety and security of audiences, including bag checks and electronic screening. From 2020 the Sydney Opera House will charge for this security screening, resulting in a $2.50 increase in the overall cost of a ticket.

See below for information on our performances of The Comedy of Errors for schools. If your local venue isn’t listed below please contact them to enquire about group school bookings.

Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne (VIC)
Tuesday 21 July 2020, 11am
Thursday 23 July 2020, 11am

State Theatre Centre of WA, Perth (WA)
Thursday 6 August 2020, 11am

Theatre Royal, Hobart (TAS)
Friday 28 August 2020, 11am

HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast (QLD)
Thursday 3 September 2020, 10.30am

Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin (NT)
Friday 18 September 2020, 10.30am

NORPA, Lismore (NSW)
Wednesday 23 September 2020, 11am

Sydney Opera House, Sydney  (NSW)
Wednesday 11 November 2020, 1pm

If you can’t make it to an in-theatre matinee we are also broadcasting the production into educational institutions on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 10am AEST. Visit our Broadcast page to learn more and book.

– Book with Bell Shakespeare, via the this booking form, for performances at Arts Centre Melbourne, Canberra Theatre Centre and Sydney Opera House. For all other venues, please book directly via their box office.
– School matinees are $32.50 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students. Additional teacher tickets at student prices. GST not applicable.
– Limited number of discounted tickets available in evening performances. Conditions apply. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.
– Australian Curriculum-linked classroom resources will be made available.

For more information or to make a schools booking contact Bell Shakespeare Learning.
Tel: 1300 305 730
 1300 552 271
 PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000

The Comedy of Errors

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