The Comedy of Errors
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men will perform one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies in the beautiful grounds of Frankham Manor.
You are invited to bring a rug/chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer’s evening watching Shakespeare’s most hilarious farce. The performance will be in the tiered open – air amphitheatre, by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with Elizabethan costume, music and dance. This is undoubtedly one of the hottest tickets of the summer; book early to avoid missing out!
This fantastical comedy follows two pairs of identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants, both named Dromio. When they were babies, the twins and their parents were separated in a shipwreck; now, years later, as one half of the twins search for the other they unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day.
“I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop,”
A magical and comically entwined tale of mistaken identity follows merchants, masters, parents, servants and a long-suffering wife as it plays itself out over the course of one hectic day. This riotous roller-coaster of a comedy will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion.
“I see two husbands, or my eyes deceive me.”
Venue: Frankham Manor, Mark Cross, Nr. Wadhurst, East Sussex TN6 3PB – by kind permission of Mrs Prudence Watts
Date: Friday 1 September 2017
Timing: Gates open for picnics on the lawn at 5pm. You are invited to take rugs & low backed chairs into the tiered open-air amphitheatre at 6.30pm for the performance at 7pm. The lower tiers will be reserved for those seated on rugs and cushions
Bring: low back seating/rugs and a picnic
Dress code: Smart casual. Please note that in the evening the temperature may drop so bring clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather and gardens
Weather: The performance will continue in all but the very worst weather!
Tickets: £28 – free seatingBOOK TICKETS