Back at Norwich Cathedral following many years of roaring success (and depending on the play, roaring laughter too), the ever popular Shakespeare Festival returns for 2017, on Friday 14 & Saturday 15 July. This year the Lord Chamberlain’s Men will perform, to its true hilarious potential, Shakespeare’s much-loved farce The Comedy of Errors.
Image: last year's performance - photo by Paul Hurst.
Image: last year's performance - photo by Paul Hurst
The Comedy of Errors follows identical twins, Antipholus of Syracuse and Antipholus of Ephesus, and their servants (both named Dromio) who were separated as babies but, due to a twist of fate, unwittingly find themselves in the same city on the same day – so pandemonium (and hilarity) ensues! The show will be entertaining and plenty of fun, and the beauty of the Shakespeare festival is that the audience gets to see this brilliant performance in the beautiful open air surroundings of the Cathedral Cloisters – it’s a truly brilliant, and quite a unique, experience.
The show premiered at Brighton Festival and will continue around the UK throughout the summer, coming to Norwich Cathedral for performances on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July, at 7pm. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men have been running for 13 very successful years and they pride themselves on presenting Shakespeare as it would have been – with an all-male cast, in the open air, with traditional music, dance and in full Elizabethan costume. What a great way to spend a summer’s evening!
Image: last year's performance, image by Paul Hurst
But be quick - they're always very popular!
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Closing date is 22 June, 3pm. Good luck!
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