Comedy of Errors

Directed by Liz Hume

Autumn Tour - October 2022

This year we will be taking a pared down (but still hilarious) version of Comedy of Errors on tour around Wiltshire and Somerset during October. And we are looking for a cast! 

 

Directed by our own Liz Hume, we are looking for ten performers to present one of Shakespeare's most farcical plays. 

We are looking for actors who love Shakespearean jokes and enjoy experimenting with physical comedy. Keeping the original ancient Greek setting largely through costume, this is a pared down cast. Whilst Antipholus (S) and Adriana remain the two central characters we have used multi-role-ing to give everyone in the company a great part.

Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromea of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twins, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromea of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession.

Keeping the original ancient Greek setting largely through costume, this is a pared down cast. Whilst Antipholus (S) and Adriana remain the two central characters we have used multi-role-ing to give everyone in the company a great part. 

The Cast

The play is part cast but there was an unforeseen delay in second auditions. We are looking for:

The Ruler (Duke or Duchess)/The 2nd Merchant. Male or Female - playing age any, lines 71
The Jeweller (Angelo). Male - playing age any, lines 66
The aristocrat twin brother (Antipholus of Syracuse). Male - playing age 20s-30s, lines 200
The local aristocratic twin brother (Antipholus of Ephesus). Male - playing age 20s-30s, lines 155
The poor twin sister, his slave (Dromea of Ephesus). Female - playing age 20s-30s, lines 87
The Wife (Adriana). Female - playing age 20s-30s, lines 182
The wife's sister (Luciana)/The 1st Merchant. Female - playing age between 18-35, lines 73

Please email the assistant director, Sarah Curwen, on ms.curwen@gmail to express your
interest so that you can be invited to the next audition.

Rehearsals will be on Sundays (afternoon/evening) starting mid July and through August. In September we will add a Tuesday evening rehearsal. The intensive rehearsals, tech and dress with be in the week beginning 10th October. Although actors will not be called to every rehearsal please check you will be able to attend the majority of dates.


Performance Dates:
Saturday 15th October 8pm The Merlin, Frome
Sunday 16th October 8pm Corsham Town Hall
Wednesday 19th October 8pm The Mission, Bath
Thursday 20th October 8pm The Mission, Bath
Friday 21st October 8pm Marden House Centre, Calne
Saturday 22nd October 8pm The Cause, Chippenham