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?
Composer & Sound Designer
Dromio of Syracuse
Antipholus of Syracuse
Dromio of Ephesus
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
Fax: 1300 552 271
Post: PO Box 10, Millers Point, 2000
- Orange Civic Theatre Orange From Jul 02 To Jul 03
- Dubbo Regional Theatre Dubbo From Jul 07 To Jul 07
- BMEC Bathurst From Jul 09 To Jul 09
- Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre Wagga Wagga From Jul 11 To Jul 11
- NORPA Lismore From Sep 22 To Sep 23
- Capitol Theatre Tamworth From Sep 25 To Sep 25
- Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre Nowra From Sep 29 To Sep 29
- Sydney Opera House Sydney From Oct 13 To Oct 15
- Araluen Arts Centre Alice Springs From Sep 15 To Sep 15
Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin From Sep 18 To Sep 18
- HOTA, Home of the Arts Gold Coast From Sep 02 To Sep 03
- Empire Theatre Toowoomba From Sep 05 To Sep 05
- GECC Gladstone From Sep 08 To Sep 08
- Pilbeam Theatre Rockhampton From Sep 10 To Sep 10
Cairns Performing Arts Centre Cairns From Sep 12 To Sep 12
Princess Theatre Princess Theatre From Jan 01 To Jan 01
- Theatre Royal Hobart From Aug 27 To Aug 29
- Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne From Jul 15 To Jul 25
- Ulumbarra Theatre Bendigo From Jul 28 To Jul 28
- The Drum Dandenong From Aug 01 To Aug 01
Her Majesty’s Theatre Ballarat From Jul 30 To Jul 30
- West Gippsland Arts Centre Warragul From Aug 22 To Aug 22