Take Two: A Comedy of Errors

By Hilary Bell

11 — 14 Sep 2019

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A tale of two cities, two sets of twins, love, death, mistaken identity and identity theft.

Antipholus and his servant Dromio arrive in Ephesus searching for their long-lost twin brothers – who also happen to be called Antipholus and Dromio. Meanwhile, Egeon has come looking for his sons and been locked up by the Duke. Throw in a jealous wife, her bratty sister, a nun, a courtesan, an exorcist, a celebrity jeweller, singing, dancing and magic tricks, and it’s a recipe for comedy chaos. And just to complicate matters, 5 actors play 13 parts.

Shakespeare’s story of sundered families is especially timely now, and this playful adaptation gives young audiences easy access to its plot, characters, language and themes.

So disembark in Ephesus and lose yourself amongst the colour and confusion – you never know who you might find!

Opening night images.

Dates & Times

General Public Performances
Friday 13 September at 6:30pm OPENING NIGHT
Saturday 14 September at 2:30pm and 6:30pm

Schools Performances
Wednesday 11 September at 10:15am and 12:30pm
Thursday 12 September at 10:15am and 12:30pm
Friday 13 September at 11am


Riverside Theatres, Cnr Church and Market Streets, Parramatta



William Shakespeare

Adapted by
Hilary Bell

Stefo Nantsou

Libby Asciak
Gabriel Fancourt
Bilal Hafda
Mansoor Noor
Lindy Sardelic

Set/Costume Designer
Imogen Ross

Lighting Designer
Matt Cox

Sound Designer
Maria Alfonsine

Stage Manager
Ruth Horsfall