The Comedy of Errors is Shakespeare’s brilliant farcical comedy and you’ve got the opportunity to see a fantastic performance of it right here in Knowsley, in the wonderful grounds of Knowsley Hall.
The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two pairs of identical twins who were separated in a shipwreck as babies. Now, as they are searching for each other, they somehow find themselves near each other which allows for some madness. Be prepared for slapstick, puns and great word play.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will be performing the hilarious farce and will be putting on a traditional Shakespearean performance the way it would have been performed back in the day of Shakespeare. The actors are all male and will perform in full Elizabethan costume in the open air.
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men did a sell-out performance of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Knowsley Hall last year which you can read more about here.
Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Wellbeing and Customer Services said: “I am delighted that The Lord Chamberlain’s Men are returning to Knowsley. Last year’s show was a resounding success and perfectly recreated the atmosphere of Shakespeare in a place where his plays were once performed many years ago, and where there is a connection to Shakespeare himself. I am sure this year’s play will be another wonderful outdoor performance and one not to be missed.”
Make a family evening of it and bring your blankets or low-backed seats and a picnic to watch this funny yet moving, fast-paced production of one of Shakespeare’s must-see plays.
You can see the show at Knowsley Hall on 10 August 2017 from 6.30pm to 10pm (play starts at 7.30pm).
Tickets are £15 for adults and £10 for children. You can also buy a family ticket (2 x adult and 2 x children) for £45.