The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors

Directed by comedy master Phillip Breen


Shakespeare’s ever popular fairy-tale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, directed by comedy master Phillip Breen.

A father ends up in the wrong country on the wrong day as a government makes hasty proclamations about travel. A lonely son, while searching for his brother, loses himself. Across town a wife starts to realise her husband is not the man she thought he was (but rather likes it). Will anything ever be the same again?

Directed by Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017), The Comedy of Errors transfers to the Barbican for 6 weeks only following its summer season in Stratford-upon-Avon. Join them for this joyous moment of reunion, celebration, and laughter.

Critic reviews

Exhaustingly funny. Glorious fun.

The Guardian (Stratford run)

A merry example of what we've all missed, why we love it and why it matters.

Daily Mail (Stratford run)

Gimmicky but unexpectedly topical

The Telegraph (Stratford run)

Its energy and inventiveness prove just about irresistible

The Times (Stratford run)

Date & time

Opening 16 Nov
Tue 16 Nov - Fri 31 Dec 2021
1.30pm & 7.15pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 20 mins


Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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