The Comedy of Errors

Update: We are deeply saddened to advise that we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our 2020 national tour of The Comedy of Errors. Our national tour is at the heart of what we do – sharing Shakespeare with Australians everywhere – and this decision has not been made lightly. But as ever, the health and wellbeing of all, including our artists and communities around Australia remains our primary concern. Please note that Bell Shakespeare can only process cancelled tickets purchased from our box office. If you have additional tickets purchased directly with a venue, cancellations may only be processed by them.

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 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?

Creative Team

Peter Evans


Kelsey Lee

Lighting Designer

Ben Pierpoint

Composer & Sound Designer

Samantha Chester

Movement Director


Julia Billington

Dromio of Syracuse

Adriano Cappelletta

Antipholus of Syracuse

Joseph Althouse


Danielle King


Ella Prince

Dromio of Ephesus

Maitland Schnaars


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.

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