Family-friendly Shakespeare at Castle theatre

Comedy of Errors
Comedy of Errors

A Shakespearean classic featuring a story of identical twins accidentally separated at birth will be brought to The Castle theatre in Wellingborough tonight.

The company Oddsocks, which has been touring family-friendly adaptations of Shakespeare every summer for 23 years, is set to stage its adaptation of The Comedy of Errors.

Considered one of The Bard’s most farcical comedies, the play tells the story of a servant and master from far-off Syracuse who arrive in Ephesus in search of their long-lost twin brothers.

In no time at all they are trapped in a terrifying chain of chaotic events. Tormented by a wild wife and a moody mistress, challenged by a crazy jeweller and damned by a demonic doctor, the terrified twosome run headlong into a climactic happy ending which defies all probability.

The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays and it is also his shortest, but it offers plenty of opportunity for humour, stemming from slapstick scenes and cases of mistaken identity, as well as puns and wordplay.

It has been adapted for opera, stage and screen in the past.

Tickets cost £15 or £13. To book, call 01933 27007 or visit The show will start at 7.30pm.