Date(s) - 10 Jul 2013
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Booking details can be found at statetheatrecompany.com.au. Please don’t forget to request a seat with a good view of the caption screens.
Presented by State Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare and Envestra
By William Shakespeare
Imagine you’re in a strange city, unaware that your twin brother is there as well. Then your brother’s wife mistakes you for him—but not before you’ve tried to seduce his wife’s sister. In a town the size of Ephesus, events like these can only lead to riotous confusion.
Shakespeare’s joyful comedy of mistaken identity follows the fortunes of not one but two sets of identical twins, accidentally separated in a shipwreck many years before, then miraculously thrown together again. The possibilities for farce double and re-double as Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus along with their manservants—a pair of Dromios—unwittingly wreak havoc on friends, family and the world at large.
We are delighted to collaborate with Australia’s national Shakespeare company—Bell Shakespeare, not seen in Adelaide for eight years. Directing our co-production will be one of the country’s most exciting new directors, Imara Savage, who promises to deliver a production that probes identity in bringing Shakespeare’s effervescent,irreverent, and deliciously convoluted farce to the stage. Adelaide’s favourite clown, Nathan O’Keefe [Pinocchio, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)], will be joined by a cast of Adelaide and Sydney’s best comic actors for the premiere season in Adelaide before heading across Australia on an extended six month tour culminating in a season at the Sydney Opera House.