Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s most farcical comedies. In its classic form, it involved two sets of identical twins who were accidentally separated at birth, leading to a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities. However, QMU drama lecturer and director, Kate Nelson’s surrealist version literally turns the play on its head – the sky becomes the floor and vice versa, girls and boys dress as their opposite gender, and four sets of twins create a series of hysterical scenarios resulting in multiple identity confusion. So, there is plenty to get the old grey matter working, and audiences can expect lots of fun and laughter, as well as great acting, stunning costumes and wonderful live music throughout.
This eccentric production will be a melting pot of creative talent with 40 students from across QMU’s creative industries courses contributing to a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy of Errors’.