Thelma Holt and Oxford University Drama Society present

The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare
14 - 17 August 2013

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Two peoples faces, side by side, but one is upside down.

Stiff-upper-lipped Antipholus blunders through the city looking for his long-lost twin in the hedonistic ex-pat community of Malaga. Meanwhile, his father has until sunset to cobble together a ransom if he wants to avoid execution. Amid this confusion family ties hang by a thread and mistaken identity leads to mayhem.

Set in a sun-soaked world of sex and self-indulgence, this vibrant new production shines a fresh light on the darker side of Shakespeare’s funniest comedy.

This is the 15th year of the annual Oxford University International Shakespeare Tour which takes place with the support and guidance of Thelma Holt and the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund. The tour showcases some of the best young actors and directors in the country, and has previously introduced such renowned actors as Rory Kinnear and Rosamund Pike to the professional stage.


Theatre: The Little

Mon – Sat: 7.30pm

Tue & Sat: 3pm

Running Time: 120 minutes


Group Booking

Southwark Playhouse has a group booking rate of one free ticket in every 10 booked at the same time, and this discount may be combined with applicable concessions (i.e. student rate) where available. These can be booked by contacting the box office either by phoning us at 020 7407 0234, or filling in the below form.

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Southwark Playhouse Borough
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

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Tuesday 1pm to 11pm
Wednesday 5.30pm to 11pm
Thursday 5.30pm to 11pm
Friday 5.30pm to 11pm
Saturday 1pm to 11pm
Sundays 5pm to 11pm if we have a show on.


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