Melbournians Can Enjoy Shakespeare Under the Stars This Summer With ‘The Comedy of Errors’

Shakespeare Under the Stars will return to Melbourne for the summer season with The Comedy of Errors at the Royal Botanic Gardens. 

The Comedy of Errors is a joyful journey of chaos and confusion caused when two sets of identical twins, separated at birth, reunite with each other, their father, and their mother — all in the same town at the same time. The fast-paced comedy takes us on a rollercoaster day of mishaps and mistaken identity and promises to deliver cheerful gaiety and hilarity for all ages.

Director Glenn Elston says, “This is what we all need right now, some unabashed silliness and wonderfully crazy characters in a beautifully constructed story that ends in a flood of compassion and a joyful family reunion.”

After enduring some of the harshest and longest lockdowns seen around the world, Melbournians are certainly due for some fun and frivolity, and The Comedy of Errors promises to deliver exactly that. 

As the sun sets, attendees are invited to sit back and enjoy open-air theatre at its best. The Australian Shakespeare Company presents a “commedia dell’arte” style production that lifts Shakespeare’s hilariously farcical plot into a new comedy dimension. This sparkling adaptation of The Comedy of Errors adds eclectic splendour to the drama, romance and slapstick physical comedy, long associated with this much-admired Shakespeare classic.

While there is definitely nothing better than enjoying prestige entertainment in an open-air setting, the deal is made even sweeter by the fact you can either bring your own picnic to the event or enjoy one of the on-site catering options. This is fun suited to everyone, young and old, so be sure to gather your crew of family and friends and nab tickets for one of the performances. 

Starring five-time Green Room nominee Elizabeth Brennan, show-goers are guaranteed to be transported far from the realities of Melbourne in 2021 to a world of joyous chaos and fun.

The Comedy of Errors will run at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne from December 18th to February 5th 2022, with tickets starting at $30 for adults. Tickets can also be purchased on-site approximately one hour before showtime, subject to availability.

Head to Shakespeare Australia for tickets and further information. 

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