Mercury Theatre today announces the full cast for William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors in celebration of their 50th Anniversary.
Creative Director Ryan McBryde directs real life twins Danielle Bird and Nichole Bird as Dromio of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus, alongside Daniel Burke (Antipholus of Syracuse), Jessica Dives (Emilia/Nell), Rosalind Ford (Adriana/Balthazar), Lucy Keirl (Luciana/Nestor/Officer), Michael Lambourne (Egeon/Angelo/Dr Pinch), Mike Slader (Antipholus of Ephesus) and Aaliyah Zhane (Duke Solinus/Calypso).
The production opens on 18 May with a special gala event in celebration of the Mercury Theatre’s golden anniversary, with previews from 13 May, and runs until 28 May.
Creative Director Ryan McBryde says today “It’s really exciting to be able to announce a cast for The Comedy of Errors that features an actual pair of twins alongside our hugely talented players for the Bard’s very own madcap comedy! Rehearsals start next month and we’re really looking forward to creating a production set in the Golden Jazz Age, taking influences from Grand Budapest Hotel and Great Gatsby. The show will celebrate our 50th anniversary and will feature a brilliant score of vintage pop tracks arranged by our fabulous Musical Director Jess Dives.”
In Shakespeare’s screwball comedy, two sets of twins separated at birth unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day, leading to a string of mistaken identities and chaotic mishaps.
Set at the decadent Hotel Esphesus in the roaring 20s, our wild, whirling production of the bard’s first and funniest farce is packed to the rafters with puns, slapstick and gags galore.
The Comedy of Errors is at Mercury Theatre 13 – 28 May 2022