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The Comedy of Errors - Globe

The Comedy of Errors - Globe


About The Comedy of Errors - Globe

Mistaken identities cause chaos in Shakespeare’s madcap comedy. Head to Ephesus via the Globe Theatre, and book The Comedy of Errors tickets on TodayTix.

In The Comedy of Errors play, meet Antipholous and Dromio, and, Antipholous and Dromio. The two sets of twins were separated in a shipwreck and end up in rival cities. After two decades apart, the twins find their long-lost sibling once more. But, can the twins find the right person?

Shenanigans ensue as all four find themselves making life-changing decisions. All their decisions make for an incredible ending. Can they resolve their problems and have a happy ending?

Sean Holmes directs a 12-strong cast in The Comedy of Errors in London. Discover how Shakespeare’s wit translates into the 21st century in this timeless comedy.

Access Performances

Captioned Performances: Thursday 8th June 2:00 PM and Saturday 24th June 2:00 PM
Audio Described Performance: Wednesday 14th June 2:00 PM
Relaxed Performance: Saturday 17th June 2:00 PM
Signed Performances: Saturday 24th June 2:00 PM and Friday 14th July 7:30 PM

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Sean Holmes is no stranger to helming Shakespeare comedies. In recent years, he’s directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest, with both shows highly praised for their joyful, colourful visions. The Comedy of Errors will surely offer a new, revitalised take on one of the Bard’s earliest plays.

The Comedy of Errors is one of 36 plays in the First Folio — the original collection of Shakespeare dramas. 2023 marks the First Folio’s 400th anniversary; an important year in the playwright’s enduring history and legacy. Shakespeare penned over a dozen comedies, including The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing.

What to Watch For:

  • Sean Holmes directs The Tempest. Before joining Shakespeare’s Globe as the associate artistic director, he served as the Lyric Hammersmith’s artistic director for a decade.
  • Characters utter the word “mad” over 30 times throughout the show, so this is one crazy comedy. As the consequences of mistaken identities become larger, it’s not surprising that everyone’s considered mad.
  • The first recorded performance of The Comedy of Errors took place on 28 Dec. 1594 at Gray’s Inn as part of Christmas festivities. Records state that fights broke out between audience members, and the performance lasted all night.
Run time

1hr 45mins (on interval)

Start date

May 12th, 2023

End date

July 29th, 2023


Plays, Shakespeare's Globe Season, Shakespeare & The Classics


Globe Theatre

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